Happy December! This month, TKB is taking it back to where it all started with Artists’ Open Studio (AOS), which was the first featured organization when TKB launched back in October 2020. AOS has been supporting artists with disabilities for many years, founded by Christie Lane teacher Lynda Stoneham in 2004, and opened a studio and gallery on Main Street in Norwalk, Ohio during the summer of 2020. The gallery features artwork of AOS and local artists and a collection of various items for sale including hand tie-dyed masks, greeting cards, and seasonal items. The purchase of these items provides income for the individual artists and contributes to many AOS programs. The studio also provides as an accessible and inclusive creative space for AOS artists and serves as an event space for local businesses and community members.
AOS has been a huge supporter of the TKB mission since its launch, and I’m excited to be collaborating with them yet again for a special one-month holiday campaign. Throughout the month of December, TKB will be working with AOS to showcase holiday gift ideas featuring the artwork and AOS retail items, as well as a selection of goods from some of my favorite small businesses in the area in the spirit of shopping small this holiday season. The proceeds of all TKB sales will be donated to AOS at the end of the month.
For more information regarding Artists’ Open Studio and all the amazing things they do, please visit their website at https://www.artistsopenstudioinc.org/
UPDATE: Together, we raised $816.53 for AOS! Thank you for your big heart, your sweet tooth, and your generosity toward this very special organization. Please continue to show AOS some love and check out their Main Street Studio if you are passing through Norwalk, Ohio!