Today's Talker - MI Metal Artwork wins 2019 Vote 4 The Best for Best Gift shop

Check out the custom piece they did for the show!

MI Metal Artwork was formed when David Abraham made the brave decision to turn his passion into a profession. Until that point he had been making metal art as a hobby, working out of his garage during the hours he could find for it.

David said that he doesn't know why, but in June of 2016 he quit his full time job and without any backup plans he decided to turn the art of making metal decor into a business. Although he made a lot of mistakes along the way- mistakes that cost him thousands of dollars in metal- he finally perfected his craft.

The secret, he says, is to look at setbacks as something positive that can help you succeed. He may have lost a lot of metal in the early stages, but that experience made him a better artist. The set backs were part of what allowed him to grow.

MI Metal Artwork has since done very well. They recently furnished the Google Building in downtown Detroit with over 125 metal wall art pieces, they have begun donating to charitble silent auctions and now they have achieved a Vote 4 The Best win the category of "Best Gift Shop."

To see more of their art or to order some of your own check out their website.

We’d like to thank Wallside Windows for their longtime sponsorship of Vote 4 the Best and their support of southeast Michigan’s local businesses. Wallside is a Taylor, MI-based family business that manufactures and installs custom replacement windows. Now in their third generation, they're celebrating the company's 75th anniversary.