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"Having something like this makes people locally be able to see some of the stuff we do because what we do is really different from what a lot of people do in the area," said co-owner of Lazy Daisy Amy Fulcher.
From homemade jewelry to antique mixers and refurbished frames, local businesses had a chance to show off their unique products.
"It showcases the talent of all of our local people," said Fulcher. "There are so many talented people here that make all different kinds of things. And I think it's great for Abilene just to see what they have to offer."
Designed to exhibit local talent, Craftapalooza also helped create connections for those small business owners that don't have a store front.
"It's just getting my name out there. And the more places that I go, it's getting my name out there and help spread my business," said Ashley Crim, owner of Texas Trash Jewelry.
And it's events like this that are otherwise internet based or home based get their name out and simply make more connections.
"It gives us a chance to showcase our stuff. The overhead cost of having a store is very expensive in today's economy," said Crim. "And so doing shows like this allows for me to give back to my community but also lets me have a little fun too."
And it gives these business owners a chance to share their passion while going easy on the client's wallet.
"The economy's been tough right now. And that's one of the things that we love. Because we can take our things and do it, and you're not spending a ton of money to redo a room or add touches," Fulcher explained. "We're not here to make a killing and become millionaires off of this. We just really love what we do and love to share what we love."
The next Craftapalooza and Junk Market will be December 8th at the Civic Center. For more info, visit www.montagefestivals.com.