Art with a Side of Laughter
by Alyssa LaFaro
A life-size yellow chicken wearing an umbrella hat greets customers at Tri Dee Arts in Mount Vernon, Washington. “When they walk by and see it, people wonder, What’s going on in there? It looks like fun. I should go in!” laughs owner Summer Houlihan. “I think everyone wants to be inspired, but sometimes, people just want to laugh.
“I want coming to our store to be an experience,” she adds, “and a unique one at that.” Read More
NAMTA’s Art Materials World
Wednesday, May 1 through Friday May 3
The Minneapolis Convention Center
by Tina Manzer
I don’t think there are better hosts for our industry than the Twin Cities. In Minneapolis alone, where Art Materials World will be held at the Convention Center (pictured here), creativity practically oozes out of the at least 25 art galleries, mix of museums and world-class art centers like the Highpointe Center for Printmaking, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and the Northern Clay Center. Make sure to take that creativity back home with you.