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
The Paint Station
Knotty tree branches stretching into a colorful ether. A seductively smiling mermaid. The lapping waves and soft sand as the moon rises. These are some of the scenes that beginner artists can paint at The Paint Station, led step-by-step by their instructors. But not all art sessions are created equal. At Paint and Poetry sessions, guests paint as poets recite their rhymes. And if they opt for a Tea Time class, pupils can sip and create at the same time.