| The ArtFarm | Decatur IL Small Business |

The Details: Peggy S. Baity, Owner | The ArtFarm | In Business: January 16, 2018

Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm | Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm | Location: 252 N Park Street, Decatur IL 62523  | Phone: (217) 330-9664 | Website: https://www.facebook.com/artfarmdecatur/ 

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What do you do: I own and operate The ArtFarm and the 11:11 Ankrom Gallery.

What makes your business unique/special? I feature handmade goods by Midwestern artisans with a concentration on as local as possible. I also curate monthly gallery shows that showcase local artists as well. I’m all about promoting the magic that happens right here under everyone’s noses.

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What item/service on your menu or in your shop do you just LOVE and think everyone needs? Anything locally made, which is everything in here! When you support local artists, you’re making the world turn in your community.

What is the coolest thing you’ve ever had a client do for you? I had one of my artists make and deliver my family dinner! I was in the process of opening, she knew how stretched for time I was, but still like to have my family seated around the dinner table every night. She made that happen for me. I also had a friend bring me breakfast on a very busy Saturday, not to mention friends and family that have stepped up to help without even being asked.

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What tool/equipment/or other vendor could you not imagine doing business without? Why? My camera. People in far-off places have seen my photos online and purchase items. I love coloring outside of the lines.

What other local business do you just LOVE? Why? I’m enamored by Decatur Brew Works, Blue Brew, The River, Speakeasy Records, and good ol’ GB’s. The first are new and looking to fill a void in our community, and GB’s has been a staple in my life since they opened within walking distance of my childhood home!

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Tell us about YOU: I began my research by producing a couple pf pop up markets, PopLocal, just to get a feel for what was missing in the area. Turns out, everything was! There is SO much local talent with little or no outlet to be seen and so much regional talent that a big part of Decatur isn’t aware of, so I am filling both of those voids!

When did you know you wanted to go into this business? High school. Really.

What are you passionate about outside of your business? My kids, gardening, music, cooking, nature.

Describe your PERFECT day: Being off on a travel adventure exploring different communities!

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