In 2012, batik artists Beth and Jonathan Evans moved to La Veta, Colorado and opened Shalawalla Gallery in an old train boxcar opposite the town park. The name Shalawalla is derived from the Hindi words "shawl guy". Although a small space, the Evans' have managed to combine different facets of their life- their batik paintings, scarves and clothing and other artists' work in one section and fair trade gifts, scarves, shawls and bags as well as jewelry in another section. They travel to India, which they used to call home, and other locales to seek out new products for the shop. They have thus managed to combine their love of batik and their love of travel at Shalawalla Gallery. Another facet of the business is the batik workshops that Beth and Jonathan regularly teach in their adjoining studio. These classes are tailored for any level of expertise and scheduled easily at the student's convenience.