The Shop of Infinite Curiosities is a specialty store in Old Town that focuses on unusual art, crafts, vintage and retail. The owner and her family make all of the handmade products and it is a family ran business.
You will find unique gifts in a fun and welcoming environment that is family-friendly and inclusive to all. We want to have the kind of store we can walk into and afford things that we love, so we work hard to have fair prices. We have items starting as little as a $1.00, so that everyone can afford something and join the fun.
You will find us on a tiny, quiet street just off the plaza. We are just about 20 paces down Romero, halfway to Central Avenue. Our address is 109 Romero Street NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104.
Candice Carnes is a fourth generation Albuquerque native. Along with her ongoing found-object art, some of the art includes jewelry that she made from 150-200-year-old excavated doll parts.
…And jewelry/art she made from baby doll eyes!!!
Along with her art she also has specialty retail items, vintage cameos and jewelry, handmade items by her family (yay for mom’s crochet)
……and antique stereoscopes (the worlds first 3D images and viewers from the 1800s).
Her work as an artist is influenced by early collections of the unusual. These private collections of art and specimens were some of the world’s first museums. Collectors of curiosities loved to travel, meet new people, and share ideas. They were inquisitive and they favored the strange and unusual as well as science and the arts. Her current collection, The Shop of Infinite Curiosities, seeks to capture the spirit of those early curiosity cabinets while embracing modern sentiments. The shop itself is an interactive art project. More than anything she strives to be inclusive of everyone. Her shop is LGTB friendly, multicultural, wheel chair accessible, and offers after hours for individuals or groups with special low-stimulation needs. We are a lighter, brighter, family-friendly version of Victorian-Style oddity shops.
The world of fantasy and imagination is the infinite world of the human spirit.
Welcome to The Shop of Infinite Curiosities!