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Local shoppers look for unique gifts at Art + Makers Pop Up Holiday Shopping Event

The event not only encouraged consumers to shop locally but also gave exposure to some very talented local artists.

Posted: Nov 30, 2019 6:32 PM

UTICA, NY - Holiday shoppers looking for unique gifts on Small Business Saturday, were able to find them at downtown Utica’s Smith Market.

Smith Market, along with 4 Elements Studio, hosted the Art + Makers Pop UP Holiday Shopping Event.

The traditional arts and crafts fair featured local artists and makers showcasing handmade artwork, decorative ceramics, paintings, and jewelry.

Luciann Gould, the founder, and owner of Smith Market says the event not only encouraged consumers to shop locally but also gave exposure to some very talented local artists.

“Without the arts, this is a pretty boring life. I think Utica and the arts community are a very strong community. There are many, many, very talented artists in our area.

Gould says she talked to many vendors at Saturday’s event and they say that they would like to see similar events like this in the future.

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