Midtown showcase coincides with small business Saturday - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Midtown showcase coincides with small business Saturday

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

If you think you have to go to a big city to find unique, hand-crafted gifts created by talented artisans and designers...well, you actually don't have to travel that far. 

One-of-a-kind holiday gifts can be purchased by small and up and coming business owners in and around Jackson.

"This is original you're not going to find it anywhere else you're not going to see any prints. I mean this is one of a kind," said Kira Cummings, a local Jackson artist with a passion for wood burning, painting and wire sculpture.

"It's a very exciting process," said Cummings.

Cummings is one of several artists and small business owners showcased throughout Jackson's Midtown neighborhood for the "Midtown Holiday Studio Tours." The event coincides with "Small Business Saturday," when consumers are encouraged to take advantage of buying local.

"These kinds of events really help them as far as their annual income," said Whitney Grant, the Creative Economies Coordinator for Midtown Partners, Inc.

Shopping local is nothing new for Jackson resident Mary Clay Morgan.

"The necklaces were very reasonable and they're real stone and silver and very pretty and different and something unique you won't find in a mall somewhere," said Morgan.

Shopping local also brings together the best of the new and the old. Take for instance the shop "Vintiqued" where artist Tony Woodard takes antique items and refurbishes them into new and amazing treasures.

"I find old salvage materials and you know give them a new life recycle, re-purpose, re-claim," said Woodard.

If you're into unique and trendy glass art, Midtown has that too at the Pearl River Glass Studio.

"One of the newest things we got is a kaleidoscope plate; we're making a dinnerware item," said Andrew Young, owner of Pearl River Glass Studio.

It's up to you where you spend your holiday dollars. But local vendors hope you'll think twice now that you know where to find some of them.

Contact information is listed below for some of the artists mentioned in this story.

Kira Cummings: www.kiracummings.com

Vintiqued, Tommy Woodard, tommywoodard@live.com

Pearl River Glass Studio, Andrew Young, http://pearlriverglass.com/.

Midtown Jackson http://madeinmidtownjxn.com

 

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Main Alberto impacts expected to stay east of South MS

    Main Alberto impacts expected to stay east of South MS

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:29 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:29:00 GMT
    Alberto official forecast track from the National Hurricane Center as of 4 AM 5-27-18Alberto official forecast track from the National Hurricane Center as of 4 AM 5-27-18

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

    More >>

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

    More >>
  • Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:53:04 GMT
    Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

    More >>

    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

    More >>
  • Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:45:48 GMT
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.

    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

    More >>

    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly