Creative Spotlight: Elizabeth Braun of Elizabeth’s Glassworks LLC


In early 2016, we sent Elizabeth Braun, owner of the creative business Elizabeth’s Glassworks, LLC based in Slanesville, West Virginia, along with Staci M. Leech Cornell (read her interview here), on a scholarship to attend the 2-day intensive Arts Business Institute workshop in Washington, D.C. We interviewed Elizabeth to ask about the most important takeaways that…

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Advice from a Master Artist: Jeff Fetty’s Blacksmithing 101


For the first article in our new series Advice from a Master Artist, master blacksmith and photographer Jeff Fetty gives his tips for getting started with this creative practice. Jeff is the owner of the blacksmithing business Jeff Fetty Designs where he produces fine craft and functional pieces, such as candleholders, furniture and…

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Creative Spotlight: Staci M. Leech-Cornell of Still Maybe Studios


In early 2016, we sent Staci M. Leech-Cornell, owner of the creative business Still Maybe Studios, on a scholarship to attend the 2-day intensive Arts Business Institute workshop in Washington, D.C. We interviewed Staci to learn more about the most important takeaways that she learned at this workshop and also, of…

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A Closer Look at Our Refreshed Programs and Services


Systems-based thinking and long-term planning are essential modes of success. We have developed an 8-point value system for programming driven by three central tenets: inclusivity, accessibility, and reliability. Building on this fresh start, we’ve expanded the scope of our services considerably. Our new and refreshed programming and services include: Skills…

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