BAYarts Trunk Show set for Dec. 8
Have you been to the BAYarts Holiday Shop this year? It's a good time to look because new shop manager Linda Goik has brought in 30 new artists to join the fun. To visit the shop and enjoy a bonus of refreshments and friends, save the date for the annual Trunk Show that takes place on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6-9 p.m.
What can you expect to see? Goik is excited to share the array of works, saying she loves to give a spotlight to new (and established) local businesses who could not afford their own storefront. Some of these new items include wood prints of Cleveland landmarks, hand-stamped bracelets and Ohio handbags.
When asked about the importance of shopping small, Goik's answer is quick and precise. "Why buy local? You are helping to establish entrepreneurship within your community. Developing close relationships with businesses and their owners and feeling part of their successes as you see them grow. Dollars stay in the community and everyone benefits."
Featured artists and friends (bringing lots of goods) to the Trunk Show include Meg McIntyre of M2 handbags, Jen Murray of Freckle Face jewelry, Maureeen Koopman of All Spelled Out (with words for your walls), Michelle Liller of Furbish & Fire (personalized candles), Amy Bennett of Mod Lux (with wordy scarves for bookish people), Erin Stack (with lake ornaments and wooden signs), Beth Martin of Beach Glass Jewelry, Ramage Art Ceramics, and Anne Harrill of Oceanne Jewelry.
For more information on holiday shopping and events, visit bayarts.net.