Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Coffee and Canvas
Though the lessons that artist Laura Bird Miller leads at Coffee and Canvas are deeply informative—classes range from oils and watercolors to 3D media such as clay—their main focus is fun. In classes for children and adults, students sip on coffee drinks, hot cocoa, and soft drinks and savor a selection of snacks as they learn basic and advanced artistic techniques. The center's workshops are even more easygoing, as themed sessions for best friends, romantic partners, or just for fun help guests put their own creative touches on a pre-drawn image.
98% of 58 customers recommend
“Took my two boys to try it out, and they loved it! They were both creative and had the help necessary as needed! A great way to enjoy an afternoon”
“BUY! BUY! BUY! Absolutely amazing time!”
“The owner is very friendly, patient, encouraging and hospitable. My friends and I loved the way the shop was set up for learning. A very pleasant atmosphere. I...”
“The owner is very friendly, patient, encouraging and hospitable. My friends and I loved the way the shop was set up for learning. A very pleasant atmosphere. I would most definitely go again.”