The Creme Coffee House is fusing coffee and art to bring the community together and help local artists with an event dubbed Fresh Brewed Art on July 24.
“It honestly is just to give local artists and crafters a chance to showcase their art since last year they didn’t really get a chance to do that,” Creme Owner Brooklyn Patterson said. “So I wanted to give them an opportunity to have a booth to sell their art.”
This will be the first time the event is being hosted since Patterson has taken over as owner.
Patterson said that idea came from a conversation with a customer and wanting to help talented artists in the community.
“One of my loyal customers … was just talking about local people that usually sell their stuff they don’t really have anywhere to do it,” Patterson said. “So I thought why not here.”
Artists will have booths set up outside the store as well as inside, with Patterson also hoping to get more submissions and set up some upstairs.
The artists will get all the proceeds of their art sales during the day, only having to pay a $20 fee to register.
Interested artists can complete a paper application at The Creme or can reach out via Facebook or Instagram to get an application digitally.
Patterson is hoping to do this event more in the future, so she hopes that artists will come out and share their talents with the community through Fresh Brewed Art on July 24.
“Given the hardships of last year and the slow start that this year has gotten, it would be a really great opportunity to display their art with ‘shop small’ going on,” Patterson said. “There’s going to be a lot of people downtown and they’re going to want to buy local things. If artists don’t have a storefront or anything it’s hard for them. I think just giving them a booth to display whatever they are passionate about is great. And usually people will buy it.”