On the first Sunday of every month, Devon Self Storage of Lansing, Mich., hosts the Old Town Underground Local Artists Market from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to providing artisans with a place to trade their wares, the event aims to build community. Dozens of artists and crafters assemble on the facility’s lawn and in its hallway and conference rooms to offer jewelry, pottery, photographs, drawings, handmade candles and more.
The event is the brainchild of Kat Lusch, a 25-year-old jewelry-maker who arrived in Lansing two years ago. She set up her studio in a unit at Devon Self Storage and, finding no regular artists’ market in the area, decided to create her own.
Source: Lansing State Journal, Underground community in Old Town markets artists
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