About Aster + Gray
Located at 20 Indiana Avenue in the downtown district of Valparaiso, IN, Aster + Gray is a boutique that is passionate about supporting artisans and makers. We sell goods handcrafted by more than 100 artisans, and our merchandise ranges from curated home decor and housewares to bath & body care, jewelry to stationery, apparel and so much more.
We believe in the importance of working with small businesses and artisans, and we proudly support the artisans who are represented in our shop. If you’re an artisan interested in selling your merchandise in our shop, we’d love to hear from you! Fill out our online application, and we’ll be in touch!
Make a positive, lasting impact on our community and the lives of others
Create and maintain a connection between our artisans and our customers
Support handcrafted, ethically-made and sustainable products
Be an outlet where our customers can shop confidently knowing their purchases directly support individuals
Educate our customers on the importance of fair trade values to make more intentional purchasing decisions
Give back to our community
Provide a safe, uplifting and empowering work environment
Aster + Gray was founded by Gabrielle Pazour in 2016. Beginning as an outlet to sell upcycled and repurposed furniture at artisan markets, Aster + Gray quickly transformed into a brick and mortar shop by August 2017. A believer in pursuing your passions, Gabrielle left her full-time job to open a store revolving around supporting artisans by giving them an outlet to sell their handcrafted goods. In her free time, Gabrielle likes to take her two pittie rescues, Poco and Bee, on long walks, vacation in Disney World with her husband and spend time with her family.
Gabrielle is also co-owner (along with Mandy Krickhahn of The SpOiled Housewife) of The Collective, an organization that is dedicated to educating and supporting entrepreneurs and facilitating connections that will help them succeed in their businesses and personal lives.