Local creatives demonstrate their talents.

    Abstract artist Marian Steen vividly remembers the moment that ignited her lifelong passion for telling a personalized tale through her art. “In third...

    Offering the finest European gold-rimmed porcelain, custom or in-house designed hand lettering and a fresh take on sustainable commodities, Sasha Nicholas...

    If you haven’t heard of Barry Kraft, you might be hanging around the wrong crowd. Sure, one of his earliest memories is burning down a barn. But for the record, it was his barn. And as the owner...

    Nettie White’s stock in trade is transformation: designing high-end, custom artistic spaces that breath new life into just about everything in your...

    Ty de LaVenta’s story begins with the August 1949 issue of LIFE magazine, which profiled the life and works of Jackson Pollock. Nine-year-old de LaVenta was so enthralled with Pollock’s paintings...

    Brothers Milt and Brian Ciskowskis' trajectory toward their current calling has had as many twists and turns as one of their many manipulated trees. The two started their careers on their...

    The butter doesn’t care that it’s interview time. Kaylen Wissinger is ready for our meeting, but the butter is the perfect temperature for kneading into the dough. So I sit at a cheerful wooden...

    The framed picture sits on Brandon Anschultz’s desk. It is a small abstract drawing, featuring neatly outlined, colorful globes. Anschultz created it when he was 5 or 6 years old, an age when most...

    For contemporary painter Amy Sheppard Morose, an artwork’s significance reaches beyond the image, inspired by the collaboration of stories each one...

    Tucked away on a quiet street in Festus is a shop whose unassuming owner is the last person one would expect to be hobnobbing with Hollywood royalty and automotive kingpins.

    But Mike Manns...

    “It’s so easy to do too much, but I have to be selective with the glitter. Just a highlight,” explains Susan Medart, owner of Knollwood Lane. And just...

    Standing in a sweaty t-shirt holding a stain sprayer, Grant Pointer doesn’t embody the typical artist mold. “It’s kind of hard to find a concrete guy who has a beret, but that’s kind of what we...

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