In the fall of 2017, Garden Deva's founder and artist extraordinaire, Lisa Regan, was ready to retire! After over two decades as a nationally recognized artist creating unique metal work for Tulsa, she’d made the difficult decision to close the doors of Garden Deva. She was spending more time running the business and less time doing what she loved: making art!
Under her leadership, Garden Deva had become a beloved local shop with a support staff of metal workers, designers, & office staff - a creative and ever-evolving family.
Around this time, serendipitously a mutual friend connected Lisa with Kari Hackbarth, a fan of Lisa’s work who wanted to keep the doors open! Lisa sold the shop to Kari’s family, allowing the shop to stay open to the public, while giving Lisa the freedom to pursue her art.