Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Heather's Artifactorie.........Joyce Oroz

Today I have "art" on the right side of my mind. That's not unusual. But my friend, Heather Shannon Cozette, lives and breathes art. She is one of the most energetically creative people I know. She has an idea--a wonderful plan she wants to share with you. I hope you will read about it in Heather's own words.

"We have a dream of paying it forward through art.
Here's how it works.

We are opening a different kind of Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea, one that doesn't differentiate between craft and fine art. We call it the Artifactorie, a gallery that empowers local artisans and tells the unique stories behind their work. Creating a gallery that showcases many unique art forms will open doors for artists of all media types. 

We want people to come in, feel welcomed and leave smiling. We want the residents and visitors to this area to experience the amazing artwork that exists right here in our coastal communities. 

We want to support our local economy and resident artists by encouraging people to shopping locally. Our appreciation and inspiration come from the natural beauty of this area and we want to preserve and protect it. We have woven a message of sustainability and mindfulness of nature into our dream and into our mission. We have introduced sustainable, natural gifts to our gallery to build connectedness with our natural world. We are local artists and we need a place to share our work in a way that honors us and we need your help.

Please join our mission by contributing to our Kickstarter campaign at

Thank you Heather for sharing your ideas with us.

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