Burke Residency Program

Each quarter, we showcase collections from one clothing designer and one artist in our storefront space in downtown Long Beach through our Burke Residency Program. The collections are displayed and available for sale during that 3 month time period. We display info about the brand and artist in the shop with their collection, as well as featuring an interview with them on our blog. We love using our residency program to showcase emerging brands and artists, and designs focused around our ethos of sustainability and contemporary design. 5 of our 8 annual slots are prioritized for BIPOC designers, brands and/or artists.

Please note, at this time we are only able to accommodate clothing lines and wall-hung artwork for the residencies based on allocated space in the shop. Please email maggie@burkemercantile.com if you are a sustainable brand or contemporary artist and are interested in participating and showcasing. Let us know a bit about yourself, your work, and where we can view your work, and we will get back to you. Thank you!

Burke Residency Program in store display

 *Freeform clothing brand residency collection display

Main shop with art displayed

*Adrian Kay Wong residency art collection on display in shop


Past clothing brand participants include:
Gravel & Gold
Slow Process
Nin Studio
Freeform Cltr
Vincetta Studio
The General Public
The Batik Library
Seek Collective

Past artist participants include:
Olivia Sawai
K'era Morgan
Adrian Kay Wong
Luis Zavala Tapia
Molly Margaret Sydnor

Debby Weiss
Fernanda Martinez
Yue Zhou Studio
Tomisin Oluwole
Kimberly Mejia
Mandy Schuster
Neha Panicker
Ash P Norman
Monica Laudiano
Natasha Patel
Crystal Lee Early
Sqwigl Studio
Ailene de Vries

Community Market at Compound

We are curating a Community Market for Earth Day with some of our favorite sustainable small business friends! Join us at Compound on Saturday, April 20th from 12-4pm, located at 1395 Coronado Ave in Long Beach! Our store downtown LB will be closed this day so come shop with us and our friends Masaya, Wax N Blush, Carleen, Blossom Vintage, Mellowist, and Xylem Florals! Compound's in house restaurant, Union, will be open for brunch, a DJ will be spinning, and it will be good vibes all around! This event is FREE to attend! RSVP below.