On October 12th, Bird on a Wire Creations, the little shop that could on the corner of Broadway and Main, celebrated five years.
“The past five years have been full to say the least,” says founder and owner Kate Nagel, who with her team works with over two hundred artists. “I have been incredibly blessed to be surrounded by people who believe in me, especially when I had trouble believing in my dream or myself.”
Kate said since her journey began, she’s always had a clear vision of what she wanted to accomplish: to create a place where artists could have their work sold, as they would in a market or craft show, but let customers have access all year long.
“I knew I had a determined desire to shift the paradigm of artists from starving to thriving,” Kate said. She says the ‘fable’ of the starving artist limits creative individuals from following their heart’s desire.
Kate’s always had a firm goal, but it would be impossible to accomplish if not for her community of family, friends, coaches, customers, “and, most importantly, the artists that are the building blocks of Bird on a Wire Creations.”
“This wonderful world of dynamic people have been there for me to teach me, stretch me, and grow with me,” Kate said. Bird on a Wire Creations celebrated last Thursday with a party that included a photo booth, a scavenger hunt, “which was my favourite,” Kate says, “because it had people who may not necessarily speak to each other meeting, talking, and laughing,” an awesome door prize, and five year celebration cookies. “We had a phenomenal turnout, and we had a blast,” Kate said.