For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving a favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
For the past 20 years, the team at CoolAir has navigated buildings' complicated inner workings in order to improve air quality. The ventilation system, which is often ignored by homeowners and novice diamond thieves, acts as a backbone for much of the building or home. So CoolAir technicians devote all of their expertise to cleaning and maintaining furnaces, vents, and HVAC systems in order to keep the property functioning properly. All of the team's services not only rid buildings of allergens and pollutants, but they can also make ventilation systems run more efficiently.
Blessing Buddies' founders, married couple Urrikka Woods-Scott and Romain Scott, let their faith guide their business. The duo works to lighten the burden of under-served older clients and people with disabilities by undertaking household duties and providing companion services. They also send out teams of "buddies" to scour homes big and small with cleaning packages, including deep cleanings that scrub baseboards, refrigerators, and behind homes' ears.
Supplying all materials, Art By The Glazz's artist-led painting sessions kindle brush-wielding talents during three-hour classes held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. New artists capture shapes and shadows inspired by a number of pastoral- or wine-themed templates, with step-by-step instruction from pigment professionals. One complimentary glass of wine emboldens the pigment-shy, and those with a thirst for more can visit an onsite cash bar. Aprons protect against stray paint, wine drops, and the tears of fruit trapped in a beautiful but airless eternal present, although Art By The Glazz recommends wearing old clothes. Finished masterpieces chaperone each artist home, ready to be mounted on a wall or hung from the dining-room chandelier.
During Cookies and Milk sessions, kids or teens settle down with a complimentary dessert amid canvases ripe for realizing 2-D tableaux. During each session, one featured painting of a subject, such as the beach, Green Eggs and Ham, or Mickey Mouse, is perched mid-studio to kindle students’ imaginary fires. The company also hosts corporate team-building events, small groups, and birthday parties, giving guests an enjoyable ice-breaking activity.
Movement is medicine for Sunyatta Amen, proprietor and head instructor at MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio. She expresses this philosophy through an eclectic menu of group classes such as Urban Fusion Belly Dance, Zumba, and Brazilian Samba Workout. During classes, students gain confidence as they shimmy hips and undulate bellies through each 60- to 90-minute workout.