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  •  Local art is a great conversation starter (2+ / 0-)
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    webranding, jared the bassplayer

    because it usually has a story attached to it. Items that have a sense of place or remind us of our travels continue to pay "dividends" to us over time, in addition to delighting visitors who see these items in our homes or offices.

    A few years ago, I attended a trade show and was responsible for our company's booth. In the past we had raffled off things like a digital camera or iPod or other popular item. At this event, held in Duluth, I purchased a small painting by a local artist and used that as the raffle item.

    There are plenty of ways that people and corporations can support the arts in the course of their normal purchasing activities. They'll get something unique, with lasting value, instead of something mass-produced under atrocious working conditions in an environmentally-substandard factory a world away.

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Mon May 20, 2013 at 11:21:04 AM PDT

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