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
Amid the shelves of blank plaster pieces at Planet Art, there is something for almost every aesthetic and interest. Intricate plates, holiday characters, and busts of superheroes and composers line the walls. But choosing a piece is only the beginning of the creativity. With free-flowing paints and brushes, visiting children and families coat their chalky canvases in vivid colors. Upon completion, each piece is sprayed with a protective coating that precludes the need for lengthy firing so children and families are able to take their work home five minutes after application.