The Story Behind Art Is In Market
Debbie La Pratt, the creator and President of Art Is In Market, said "I have been an artist for over 35 years, often my Holiday Season was spend traveling to art shows every weekend. My self like many Artists traveled around the state, often working at two or more art shows a weekend. Showcasing my art and craft around the state, but with a high price, lots of time setting up tearing down, traveling. Also this time took me away from my family and friends. Then over 7 years ago I was beginning to plan for my Holiday Season, and was wondering what shows I was going to do. As I walking through a local mall I had a thought... What if I could create a store for all my artists friends for a couple of months." I had contacted the mall to explore my thought. To my surprise they loved the idea and offered a temporary space for 2 months. From there it was easy, I called all my artists friends and invited them to end their holiday travel and try something brand new, display your work for 2 months, and work a little bit to sell everyones work. As customers came into the gallery, we always informed them we where going to close in January, to my surpirse we had an overwhelming response from them always telling us "No you can't we love this store, everytime we walk in we see something new and different!" As a result I renewed my contract for 3 months, then another 3 months. Now its has been over 7 years and Art Is In Market opened our third location at the Mall at Partridge Creek in November 2012. I contribute the success of the store to the hand selected artists who have a passion for their art, and sharing Michigan Made Art with everyone.
Our Promise and Commitment
"When we opened Art Is In Market over 8 years ago the idea was simple, allow the public to see Michigan made art and the Artists behind the work. As a result you will always meet at least one of the artists when you arrive. Your commitment is that each and every client is able to enter the shop and experience Michigan art from a wide varitey of mediums and styles. We promise that you will not only love your piece, but you will always feel warm and welcomed in to our studio. We are so committed that you love your piece that sometimes clients are allowed to take a piece home and view it in the space to fully decide if it right for them. Your satisfaction and appreciation of each piece that you purchase is our number one commitment.