In The News- Frederick Basket Company
In The News:
- Frederick Basket features local artists highlighted in the news by NBC25
- Spirit of Frederick Mural unveiled in the news by Frederick News Post
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Reported by: Lynn Lawson, NBC25
Sunday, April 03 2011
FREDERICK, MD – Artist, Yemi, says he began his career in New York City, but explains his heart always belonged in Frederick.
“Being a sensitive artist, I just want peace and quiet and when I got to Frederick, it was like wow, look at this place, the rolling hills, the clean air and the people were so nice,” explained Yemi, who prefers to go by just his first name.
As a tribute to the city, Yemi designed a storefront for The Frederick Basket Company that displays the city incorporated into a horse drawn carriage.
However, Yemi isn’t the only local artist to have some of his work at the store, many others already have their work on display and for sale.
“We really try to highlight the local artists, what you see today, they come in and they can pick out whatever they want, we try to find local foods, local artists,” explained Vicki Moore, owner of The Frederick Basket Company.
The wide variety of works available, including ceramics and floral designs, are just another example of the strong presence of arts in the community.
“Most of the time I’ll just get an idea in my head,” said Michael Toomey, who designs floral arrangements, “A lot of times I’ll sit down and think of an arrangement or think of something I want to do, color scheme and I’ll just start. I view each piece as an individual piece of art.”
As for residents looking to get into business, The Frederick Basket Company offers them a unique opportunity.
“It’s been very helpful for me being a business owner for the first time and giving me the chance to put it out there and see and they’ve done very well,” explained Kelly Misotti, who designs sugar shapes for bridal showers and other celebrations.
The Frederick Basket Company is located at 12 North East Street in downtown Frederick.
Downtown shop to unveil Yemi artwork on March 5
Frederick artist Yemi will unveil a new creation on March 5 at the Frederick Basket Co.
“Spirit of Frederick” is an artwork etched into the windows of the basket business at Everedy Square, 12 N. East St.
The unveiling, set for 1 p.m., will coincide with the shop’s debut of a “Spirit of Frederick” wine from Fiore Winery in Harford County.
“We proudly carry only Maryland wines and beer,” according to an invitation for the event.
Items from area artists and companies are used to create unique gift baskets, including a limited edition Frederick basket.
Frederick Basket Co. will also unveil a new logo for the shop.
Owners Vicki Moore and Chris Crummitt said they are working to bring new visitors to downtown Frederick.
March 5 is also a First Saturday for downtown shops. Each month a different theme is used for the First Saturday and has included ice sculptures, dog welcomes, music and art.
For information, call 301-696-9345.