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New Wausau business showcases local art, brings statewide artisans togetherSubmitted: 07/16/2017
Allie Herrera
Allie Herrera
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New Wausau business showcases local art, brings statewide artisans together
WAUSAU - A new business in downtown Wausau wants to highlight the great work of local artisans. The Local celebrated its grand opening on Saturday.

Inside you'll find handmade unique items like pillows and art work. Owning her own store is something Alison Magnuson always wanted.


"I'm very passionate with every artist that has their work in the shop and just the talent that is throughout Wisconsin amazes me," said Alison Magnuson.

What also makes The Local so unique is that it features the work of 30 artists from around Wisconsin. There's even a 'Meet the Makers' wall with information on each of them.

Magnuson also says she moved to the area from Michigan after having her daughter a few years ago.

"I wanted to show her that every dream is possible and to follow them. I didn't want to always look back and [say], 'I wish I would have done that.' I want to teach her that anything is possible," said Magnuson.

Magnuson doesn't sell her work just yet, but she hopes to in the near future.

For more information on The Local, click on the link below.


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