By Guest Reporter Andy Visoso
ArtSpring is a boutique at 7014B Westmoreland Ave. in Takoma Park. It features handmade products from local independent designers. It is a project of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and contains many of their artists' work.
The first time that I saw ArtSpring I knew that was full of magic and great designers. I had an interesting talk with Marcelle Fozard, a volunteer artist who works in the store. Owners Valerie and Chris dreamed up the idea of a store dedicated to the works of local artists and took the store from pop-up locations in downtown Silver Spring to its current location in lovely, walkable Takoma Park.
Walking around the store I discovered so much talent and so many interesting designs. Besides being local, almost everything is sustainable and handmade. It is a perfect place to shop for gifts. I think people will love to shop in this store because they'll find beautifully crafted unique products.