Alycia Staggs Staggs & Staggs Sign Co.

Not long ago, we shared an article about Terrain, a year-round support system and incubator for local artists. As a follow-up, we’re sharing Alycia Stagg’s story, one of the many local artists empowered by Terrain’s mission.

Alycia Staggs began her artistic business journey in 2012 with jewelry. She recreates tin-type photos for necklaces and leather cuffs. After some trial and error, she honed her skills for working with metal and making signs.

Now, Staggs & Staggs Sign Co. uses digital and hand-crafted application techniques to create quality vintage-inspired signs that look like they have their own stories to tell.

Salvaged metal is used whenever possible, but if new material is needed, Alycia sources it locally.

We go out of our way to source materials locally. Tremendous support comes from the local community, so we do our best to invest back into it.

Her approach creates artwork that veers away from the mundane to embrace a classic aesthetic of simplicity. And many local businesses love to work with her.

In fact, Staggs & Staggs Sign Co. is one of only two local businesses with the licensing to create Gonzaga signs.

And she worked with McGoldrick Lumber to recreate their original sign on a seven-foot piece of reclaimed steel.

Another great example of collaboration for Staggs & Staggs Sign Co. was a project completed for local business, Revival Tea.

We created an entire suite of signs for Revival Tea when they opened a tasting room in what used to be a speakeasy in downtown Spokane. With their openness to creativity, a great concept, and a willingness to be bold, we were able to push past our boundaries.
Revival Tea Co. owner, Drew Henry, stands beside the 5-foot steel sign with lights that greets his customers at the entryway of his new tasting room.
A giant plywood sign with steel installation is the focal point in the main tasting room area.

Looking back on her journey, Alycia credits Terrain for much of her entrepreneurial success.

Not only did Terrain provide a space for us to display our work and test it in front of an audience, they created vendor markets to get us face-to-face with our customers and the community. And along with all of that comes a community of artists who support and inspire each other.

Alycia believes that artists are the biggest cheerleaders for their communities. So, if you happen to have a creative side and you’ve been wondering if you should share your work, Alycia has some advice.

Take the risk. Put your work out there. What’s the worst that can happen?

Besides, you can always reach out to Terrain for priceless advice on how to start your own journey!

Shop local!

Stags & Stags Sign Co. is a local company that also sources locally. Supporting this business supports your community.

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Since its establishment in 2002, the Avista Foundation has made grants totaling over $10 million across all five states in our service area and Terrain is one of them.

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Celena Mock