Local creatives demonstrate their talents.

    For many, the story of Jennifer Hayes is very relatable. She grew up with a great passion, in her case that passion was art, but as she became an adult, life, love and the common self-doubt of...

    For Matt Schiermeier, art has always been something that fascinated him. From his humble beginnings in the small town of New Melle, MO, he was encouraged to create, so he always did. This...

    Ryan Jacob Wood was born an artist, but he does admit to not being keen on making soap in the beginning. “A friend of ours gave us an unused soapmaking kit her roommate left behind when he moved...

    When it comes to refurbishing furniture, Jim Slattery of The Gilder's Tip may very well be St. Louis' best-kept secret. He's a man who revels in the history of his craft and uses that knowledge to...

    Ben Lowder is and has always known that he is an artist. Today, it's obvious. He creates bright and bold reconstructions of recycled wood, discarded vintage advertising to create statements on our...

    For a large portion of Tricia Coyle's career, she was a Cytologist. She worked in a lab analyzing cells and the anomalies that occur in them that signify disease. Coyle studied cells for 14 years...

    David Stine is an accomplished man. He was raised on a 4th generation, self-sustaining dairy farm. They grew their own crops, butchered their own meat and built their own furniture. Stine then...

    “My love for art and geometrical figures probably started on the island,” reminisces Michael Hoffman, a painter based out of St. Louis. “When I was a teenager, I lived on an island by Seattle...

    Lonesome Traveler isn't your typical men's apparel company. They trade-in the traditional patterns and styles of a department store in favor of a style that's rustic yet hip, offering up bright,...

    As a coffee shop owner, Sump Coffee’s Scott Carey is obviously serious with his java — and by “serious” we mean seriously obsessive. He left a solid career as an attorney for the uncertainty of...

        Farmers’ markets are home to the freshest local products, and creations from Alpacas of Troy are no different. Though they don’t have a storefront, Jeff and Gita Suchland maintain a booming...

    In the heart of Maplewood, there's a quaint little leather shop with a sign out front that reads, “Yes, it does smell good in here.” Venture inside and you will not be disappointed. There's wall-...

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