Local Experience

"...it’s a different type of relationship than you’d have with a big department store…”
Local jewelry maker and Crossroads Art Center employee, Julie Matres, knows the importance of shopping locally. That’s because...

 

Shopping local is more than just a purchase – it’s an art!

Local jewelry maker and Crossroads Art Center employee, Julie Matres, knows the importance of shopping locally. That’s because as an artist, she knows that local store owners put great care into their products.They’re selling to neighbors, to friends, and they want to keep them as friends. It’s not just about the transaction – it’s really about the relationship.

When you shop locally you’re making connections between art and artists, craftsmen and the product, owners and the store, spent money and where it goes. So, remember to Think. Shop. Buy. Local – because it’s more than just a purchase.