Meet Our Makers, Creators, & Shakers: Erin Hanafin Sweeney

VIBRANT COLORS AND WILDLIFE MIXED WITH ART AND AMUSEMENT. Inspired and delighted by the landscape of Western New York, artist Erin Hanafin Sweeney is creating pieces that celebrate the colors, spirit, and absurd kitsch of springtime. Geneseo, New York-based painter and mixed media artist, Erin…

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Meet Our Makers, Creators, and Shakers: Stacey Mrva

Accessible art that blends functionality with fine craft. When most people think of art, drawing and painting come to mind. But for artist Stacey Mrva – a professional metal sculptor – art comes in the form of welding, taking a cold, rigid material and transforming it into something with fluid and…

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Meet Michael Fambro of Jazz House Designs

Summer fashion calls for bright colors and bold patterns, and no one does that better than Jazz House Designs. Jazz House Designs sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind earrings that are as durable as they are eye-catching, perfect for making a statement on all of your summer adventures. Jazz House…

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Meet Anna Prouty of Geek Chic Floral Boutique

Make Our Local Makers, Creators, and Shakers Spring brings the return of fresh blooms and colorful bouquets, but for Anna Prouty, flowers are a year-round project. Anna is the owner of Geek Chic Floral Boutique located in downtown Avon and she makes bouquets unlike anything you’ve ever seen…

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Behind the Scenes: Making Maple Syrup

Time moves slowly in the country, and things look much the same at Watson Family Farms as they did 50 years ago. Forrest Watson makes maple syrup the same way his father did before him, as people have in the Genesee River Valley for hundreds of years. Maple syrup is a big deal in Livingston…

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Meet Our Local Makers

Artists are some of the most passionate people you’ll ever meet. Many have a true passion for making their communities a better place to live through their artwork. ​​By supporting artists and makers in Livingston County, you are supporting the community as well as their work. Check out some of our…

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