What is ShopART?

ShopART Midwest is an artist-centric, non-commission gallery that connects Midwest artists to the buyers who appreciate living with the arts and handcrafted items. This is a service by Twin Rivers Council for the Arts supporting our local culture makers and making it easier for anyone to bring special, handmade arts into their lives. 

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Sacha Bliese

This Minnesota girl received her Bachelor’s in Art with a focus in metals from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2000. Sacha worked as a bench jeweler for a few years before opening her business in 2003. As a goldsmith she specializes in custom designs and one-of-a-kind work. Sacha was a military spouse for 12 years; with 4 moves in those 12 years she learned to be flexible and embrace community quickly. She's spent numerous hours working in volunteer positions and leadership roles of many kinds. After graduating in 2015 from the Arts Leadership MFA program at Seattle University, she served as the Business and Operations Manager at Equinox Studios. Now living in the Bellingham area most of the year, Sacha consults and advocates for the physical studio needs of professional artists and serves on the board of the Bellingham Metal Arts Guild. Sacha and her husband Nathan spend winters in Mankato.

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