The Magic of The Artists Market
The absolute Mecca of personalized gift giving exists in downtown Fremont.
Take dozens of artists from countless genres who reside in the region give them each a little space in a welcoming venue well decorated and offering exceptional service as well as gift guidance, then sprinkle in an absolute plethora of peak performance presenting possibilities…
And you have The Annual Artists Market, alive and well at its NCCA-Artsplace locale.
The Artists Market has been a seasonal shopping staple for SWK for many years because it’s got a lot of very cool items that likely cannot be found elsewhere, supports local artists (an initiative that truly serves us all), and might very well have helped enhance what has always been a rather regrettable reputation for gift giving. A reputation that by all accounts has been well deserved.
Believe it or not (truly not much of a stretch here) creativity is not among the strong points personally possessed. I once worked as recreational therapist with duties that included facilitating various activities and assisting with projects involving ceramics and what not. While well versed in volleyball, ping pong, pool, board games and field trips even the limited level of creativity involved in ceramic molds often eluded my grasp.Thus my ongoing admiration for those who possess these skills is fairly lofty.
While the NCCA-Artsplace always offers a variety of items for purchase, this time of year the distinctive little store is transformed into an ocean of options with nooks and crannies filled with surprises, though truthfully I remain unsure of what a cranny is.
The Artists Market is a place conducive to an exceptional browsing experience. That type of setting where one of those rare, but oh so welcome, ‘aha’ gift seeking moments can occur.
So if you’re stumped and need to get a little traction on your shopping list or merely wish to find that unique gift that didn’t come by mail come pay a visit to The Artists Market.
And while there take a peek at the window displays when you enter. They are pure artistry and have a really great story behind their creation we will be sharing soon in our pages.
Of course once you arrive at The Artists Market you can inquire as to the story as well.
I believe the best time to ask is when making your purchase.
NCCA-Artsplace hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For information, phone 231.924.4022.
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