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Hello we are wondering if there are any artists in the area that will be participating at Artbeat in Somerville this year? We are wondering what experience any of you or your friends may have had with this sort of thing, check it out: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4772832 Seems like there are one of those shops in Somerville.

"Handmade goods are such a competitive industry, she said, that new and small businesses will be unable to survive against people and businesses with more power." "The minute something becomes popular in Maine you suddenly see the exact same item made in China. In the Christmas Tree Shop in Portland, there are 35 pieces of stained-glass items all under $15. I can't compete with that." read more of this here: http://www.downtowndexter.com/news/bdn062804.html

Its funny because they are putting in all that big box retail in assembly square yet they want a Green line T extension. One of their biggest arguments for mass transit is that it "decreases traffic and pollution". I guess the State must think they are crazy, look at this: http://www.redhook-brooklyn.org/ and then this http://www.boston.com/yourlife/health/diseases/articles/2006/03/27/asthma_hits_ne_hard_study_finds/


Anyway, we are looking for any feedback especially from local artists or mom and pop businesses that are interested in supporting the community. Post your stories here and\or the contact information if you like. We would like to see businesses like Ricky's in Union Square Somerville survive the the Big Box invasion!

Thanks so much for your support!

Here is a link to Somerville's Artbeat: http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/programs/artbeat/

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