One year on, Real Irish in Ann Arbor stands its ground despite pandemic
ANN ARBOR – For many small businesses, the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic was a recipe for disaster. After three months, Real Irish opened its doors again in June to customers. Woolen sweaters, caps and jackets are just some of the specialty items sold at Real Irish. (Meredith Bruckner)“Because of everything that happened, we were able to really grow our online business,” said Marley. The last two months of the year were a major success for Real Irish, with customers seeking out authentic Irish gifts for family members and friends for the holidays.
Gutman Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor accepting submissions for upcoming exhibition
The Gutman Gallery is accepting submissions from all artists for its upcoming exhibition that kicks off on March 19, 2021. The exhibition will run at the gallery at 118 N. 4th Ave. March 19-May 1. The Guild of Artists & Artisans presents the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair -- the Ann Arbor Art Fair’s largest fair -- each year. AdThe Gutman Gallery opened on Feb. 14, 2020 as a fine arts and events space featuring items for sale by The Guild’s member artists. For more information and to see more upcoming events at the gallery, visit www.theguild.org/gutman_gallery.
Bring the fun home with pottery-to-go
One art studio in Downtown Rochester is helping you bring the fun of painting pottery home for your family to enjoy. The Painted Pot is a paint-it-yourself pottery art center. Since the pandemic, The Painted Pot has been selling pottery-to-go kits. You can paint your piece at home then bring it back to the studio to be fired. Watch the video to learn how to bring the fun of pottery painting home with you.