Last Saturday I discovered a bunch of talented people who love Appleton as much as I do.
My friend Jill and I walked down to the Outer Edge, a beautiful, historical building that actually sits in the center of town.
We popped into an Indoor Urban Market held there, and, for just a minute, I stood in the doorway to take it all in. From the left side of the room wafted the rich smell of French Press Coffee, from the right side passed handcrafted Bloody Marys, and down the center of the large room stood really appealing displays by local artists.
Oil paintings, soaps and lotions, candles, clothing, hand-knit sweaters and scarves, custom illustrations, and, in one particularly clever booth, brass instruments turned into lamps filled the room.
I bought some hand-some thank you notes from a company called “Circle Street”, which just happens to be the street next to my house.
I picked up another set of thank you notes from “Sketch Tag Art” and chatted for a little bit with artist Emily Reetz. Emily’s original sketches of Appleton landmarks thrilled me and I bought two prints as well.
Congratulations to all of the artists who showed their work last Saturday. I can’t wait for the next Urban Market and I hope to see some of those this summer at both the Farmer’s Market and Art in the Park.