Artists have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that threaten their livelihood, with cancellations of art fairs and holiday events pulling business away that they rely on. In the greater Marquette county area, there is an effort to help those artists.
The City of Marquette Arts & Culture Division presents “Handcrafted Holidays”, a free, interactive gift guide featuring over fifty local artists. This guide serves as a single source for online shoppers who want handmade gifts, high quality art, and to support their local economy. Artists are listed with links to their online shops to ensure easy, contactless shopping this holiday season.
Handcrafted Holidays includes a variety of art forms such as: fine art, music, literary art, home decor, photography, and more. There is also an interactive map to local brick & mortar creative storefronts and frame shops.
We spoke with Tiina Morin, manager of the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center about the guide, how to use it, and who it supports: