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Local art market to re-open on Lehi Main

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Source: lehi free press

Beespoke, a local market out of American Fork known by the tagline “Like Etsy, but in real life!” closed late last year to make room for a children’s bookstore. The owners planned to dissolve the LLC, but Aspen Forster and Jack Tedrow, Lehi natives and Saratoga Springs residents, swooped in to buy the business and give it new life, a new look, and a new location.

“The old store was meant for artists to display their art locally, and we want to maintain that and just add to the accessibility of it all. We had a future vendor come in the other day who said, ‘I love feeding artists,’ and that’s what we want–to make local artists accessible and make sure people feel welcome and cozy and that someone can find something for anyone in here,” said Forster.

As part of the shift in ownership, the two decided to rebrand and make their version of the store a jumping-off point for their artists’ work to shine. This shift started with a simplified logo and basic—but not dull—interior design in the shop.

Read more: https://lehifreepress.com/2024/02/28/local-art-market-to-re-open-on-lehi-main/

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Local art over AI art

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Source: Triad City Beat

You might have seen it driving into downtown. Or maybe it caught, or rather, assaulted your eyes as you drove down Battleground Avenue. Either way, it’s likely that if you live in Greensboro and have driven around in the last few weeks, you’ve seen the awful Downtown Greensboro billboards that have popped up around the city.

And on the off chance you haven’t, I’m here to tell you: they’re truly terrible.

It’s been a while since I went in on some public art, but these billboards are so awful that I really felt called to say something.

Read more: https://triad-city-beat.com/editors-notebook-local-art-over-ai-art/

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Local art dominates international markets

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Source: The Herald

When Moffat Takadiwa’s art piece “Tengwe Farms” was bought by American rap mogul Jay-Z, social media was wild with celebration and congratulatory messages, as Zimbabweans appreciated their own for making a huge mark on the international market.

Again recently, Takadiwa who has grown over the years to become one of the most sought after artist, with works on permanent collection in galleries and private homes across the globe, made another celebrity sell, this time to American comedian Kevin Hurt.

Read more: https://www.herald.co.zw/local-art-dominates-international-markets/

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