A few years ago, I was talking to an artist friend of mine, commiserating about how we wished we had more support for our art businesses. As we were talking, we realized that working alone and trying to manage all sides of our businesses was a struggle we both shared. We had a sort of "ah ha" moment and realized we knew a few other artists running their own businesses and we could serve as a support system for each other. The group that we formed then has grown and changed in the intervening years but it is still a group of creative, community-focused artists who are passionate about their businesses and supportive of each other. We all do different kinds of art and have a variety of skills, personally and professionally. One of the women, Andrea Orlando, is a certified personal trainer who teaches Zumba and other dance classes. She is doing a fundraiser the day after Thanksgiving (perfect timing!) and it's sure to be a blast. Plus she is raffling off gifts-- something from Paradise Glass for sure!-- and has an awesome local drummer playing live. Wake yourself from a food coma and come check it out!