More than a box store
Marcy Westphal, Senior Designer
Have you ever experienced the thrill of finding the perfect gift… something you simply can’t live without? This happens to me often, but even more so when I am around objects and people that inspire me.
One of my favorite places to shop for these inspired items are at local art and craft shows. With the onset of fall, you can be sure these events will be popping up all over the state. This is a great chance to shop for the upcoming holiday season while emerging yourself into local artistry. To me there is nothing better than purchasing that one-of-a-kind gift and knowing you are helping to support the livelihood and creative energy of an artist. Even better, you can talk with those artists and gain an appreciation for their craft, whether it be knitting, painting, wood carving, etc. The amount of unique items at these events are definitely worth the trip. I believe there is something to be said about local artists coming together to display and sell their work. The differences between the artists are vast but they are all there for the same purpose, to share themselves and their art with others. This, to me, is inspiring.