A unique woman-owned small business

About Bear & Bird Boutique + Gallery

Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery is a unique small business! Colorful & affordable artwork prints, original art, useful and amusing objects, plus extra fine quality gifts for the very best people in your life. Shop online …or for the full experience visit us in-store at our Upstate New York or South Florida locations! There is nothing quite like a curated curiosity shop to make you feel like a kid again!

Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery was first established in 2007 in South Florida. As the comic shop grew larger and evolved over the years, a space became available to try something new… And after seeing good friends (and rising art superstars) get taken advantage of by unethical or disorganized art spaces, we were inspired to create a place of our own. We wanted it to be a welcoming gallery space, where we could give opportunities to talented up and coming artists, while treating them and their work with the respect we felt they deserved.

Phase 2, Upstate New York

Tate, Amanda and their two kids moved from South Florida to the Capital Region of Upstate New York in the summer of 2018. After being born and living our entire lives up that point in South Florida, it was time for a change. Tate and Amanda knew that after they were settled in, they wanted to open a 2nd Bear and Bird location in Schenectady. They found a little spot on the still developing end of the main drag downtown, right on the edge of the beautiful, historic Stockade District. In May 2022 they moved to a larger shop in the heart of the Capital Region’s only pedestrian shopping district, Jay Street Marketplace!


When the world shut down in March 2020, they realized that it was time to get the proper Bear and Bird webshop finally up and running. So with the kids suddenly home-schooling and both of the physical locations shut by state order, Amanda spent night and day entering all the inventory into the database of the webshop. They are proud to be able to offer you MOST of what is in our little New York location. It is a continuous task to keep the online shop updated, so in-store shopping will always be the premier experience!

Bear & Bird Boutique + Gallery

New York Location: 160 Jay Street M Schenectady, NY 12305

South Florida Location: inside/upstairs at TATE’S

(518) 227-1145 Text or Call

It can’t be expressed enough how much your efforts to shop small and support our little store are appreciated!

Thank you!