In the community of West Bend, Wisconsin, the historic downtown area is our cultural meeting place. The library and art museum rest here.
At one time the main highway ran right through here and on most summer Friday nights, traffic was backed up for quite a ways. Now it has been set aside for people and not so much cars, trailers and recreational vehicles.
Many historic pictures from the turn of the twentieth century fill the walls of many small businesses showing these very buildings and street at that time.
This is where the Farmer’s Market sets up during the spring-fall months every Saturday morning. People from all over the surrounding area coming for produce, flowers, coffee, breakfast and social interaction; to see and be seen.
The original movie theater with marquee resides here among the quaint restaurants, boutiques, and various shops.
One of these businesses is a craft shop called Hometown Talents & Treasures; a multi business store. It was established in July of 2011 and has asked SideCapers to join them.
In the last two years SideCapers has gone from its own web site, traveled to various area outdoor craft venues in all kinds of weather, joining Etsy, creating a page on Facebook and this blog site on WordPress.
With the invitation to Hometown, SideCapers has entered yet another new avenue, the craft shop. There is something slow and easy about this; almost peaceful. Personally, I hope to rest here a while.
Until the next time,