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Artisan Highlight: TFKIA Creative Studio owner, Shanaya Dungey

The act of creating can be an exploration of identity, expression, and the desire to make an aspect of the present moment last into the future. Wearing these creations is also part of that experience. In this article I am presenting to you the wearable art of Shanaya Dungey, owner and founder of TFKIA Art Studio. She makes jewelry, which is the focus here, but Shanaya is a multifaceted creative who also writes and organizes community projects among other passions.

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Creativity, Art and NEMMA's Art-aWhirl®

Starting this Friday evening at 5 pm Central, you can virtually visit Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s Art-a-Whirl® online. I am gearing up for it by adding items to my online shop that have previously only been for sale at events, and diligently working on developing a new hemp blouse for pre-order. And because I won’t be tied to my own booth, I might even be able to do some of my own virtual exploration. But I wanted to spend some time acknowledging what we are all experiencing during this pandemic as well as the role of creativity and the arts. In my own circles I have been noticing that many people are hitting a slump of some kind: this feels...

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Chowgirls Lounge during the Art-A-Whirl® 2019

Find EcoPetites during the NE Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl! Come shop EcoPetites in person at the LOCAL MAKERS MARKET. Explore curated goods — art, jewelry, clothing, home goods and more! Solar Arts Building- 3rd Floor711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413Friday, May 17 - 5:00-10:00 p.m.Saturday, May 18 - Noon-8:00 p.m.Sunday, May 19 - Noon-5:00 p.m.

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Wrap-up after Art-A-Whirl®

Thank you to those of you who were able to make it out to the Chowgirl’s Event at Art-A-Whirl® ! As always, it was a fun event and well attended. It was so fun to meet a few of my online customers in person. And I had many of the same lovely booth neighbors as last year. For those of you who don’t live locally, or who were unable to make it, I’ve extended the offers that I had at the event through Memorial Day! The Bridget Dress, normally $158, is on sale for $98. Now is the time to get the white/grey version of this dress, and start wearing it now and throughout the summer! The Wide Leg Pants...

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