Local Locations & Show Listings

Due to COVID I have not attended any Art Shows in 2020 and am not sure about 2021.

However I have had several home shows.  If you would like to attend a home show please email me at elegantfusedglass@gmail.com

I do have several fused glass pieces at Tulips in Denver Colorado.

I recently read an article about how we should all try to buy locally. According to the institute for local self-reliance there are at least 10 reasons to buy locally.

1. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
2. Local Character and Prosperity
Communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.
3. Community Well-Being
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.
4. Local Decision-Making
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
5. Job and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
6. Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
7. Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
8. Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
9. Competition
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
10. Product Diversity
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Bottom-line, each year brings more national chains displacing locally-owned businesses throughout the country. We see clones replace unique establishments.

I understand that we all have to go to the chain stores but don’t forget to support your local artists, stores, and farmers. Please visit when you can.

Keeping my Kiln warm,