MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Art Drop Shop & Studio celebrated their 1-year anniversary this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their shop located in the Masonic Square Mall on Washington Street in Downtown Marquette.
Driven to help Marquette be a very creative community, their shop stocks their shelves with lightly used art supplies donated to their shop to be re-homed. Siegel says operating through donations allows them to price the goods low making art very affordable for everyone.
In addition to saving the community money, Siegel says they are helping by extending the life of products that could have ended up in the trash and he added, “Marquette County and the entire UP is very much of making sure we continue to save the environment. One of the ways to do that is reusing things that we have by fully using things that are there. Not throwing things out making sure it gets used.”
Siegel says they are focused on enhancing and encouraging the community through locally sourced art supplies, available projects, workshops and events for all skill levels and he went on to tell us, “It’s for everybody, all ages, so all ages no matter what your lifestyle or anything, come on in, make some art, try some new things, you’ll have fun.”
To continue the anniversary celebration, the Art Drop is hosting a “Night of 1000 Cranes” this Friday from 5 – 10 pm. At the free fundraising event, they will be striving to create 1000 origami cranes with the help of the community. Siegel showed us how to make one and explained the significance of the event, “We are folding origami paper cranes because there is a legend if you fold a thousand, you get your wish, and we are holding this as a fundraiser to make sure that we get the wish of staying here operating in Marquette.”
The name Drop says it all, drop off art supplies as a donation, drop in to buy art supplies, or drop in to do a project in their studio.
For of future events and additional information of the shop, please check out their social media page by going here.