Welcome to episode 20 of Arts Roll Call, a podcast for the arts curious. In this episode, host Robin Miner-Swartz talks with artist, photographer and boutique gallery owner, Sarah Arredondo about her journey from art student to journalist to owning her own art-centered business. They cover everything from being part of the arts community, shopping local, supporting artists and local businesses plus a whole lot more. Take a look!
Sarah Arredondo is a talented artist, professional photographer, and graphic designer who has made a significant impact in the art industry in Old Town and the greater Lansing Area. With a bachelor's of Fine Art degree from Saginaw Valley State University, specializing in photography and graphic design, Sarah's passion for creativity has been a driving force throughout her career.
Before opening Katalyst Art Gallery and Gift Boutique in 2010, Sarah honed her skills in the newspaper industry, where she worked as a photographer and graphic designer. This experience allowed her to develop a keen eye for capturing moments and telling stories through her art. Sarah's artistic journey also includes a memorable stint at Seasons, a boutique in Okemos, Michigan. Her time there sparked a desire to merge her fine art background with the charming atmosphere of a boutique, further fueling her creative endeavors.
At Katalyst Art Gallery and Gift Boutique, Sarah has created a haven for art enthusiasts, featuring the works of over 300 local artists alongside captivating pieces from artists around the world. With a carefully curated selection that blends retail and museum-quality pieces, her gallery has become a must-visit destination for art lovers. With the slogan "The driving force behind art and design," Katalyst Art Gallery and Gift Boutique strives to be at the forefront of artistic inspiration and innovation.
With her friendly and welcoming nature, Sarah Arredondo continues to inspire and uplift both established and emerging artists. Her dedication to showcasing diverse talents and creating a space for artistic expression has left an indelible mark on the greater Lansing art community."
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