Holiday gifting can be stressful in general, and this year — well, it might feel impossible! Many of us aren’t just searching for the perfect gift; we are trying to be intentional and impactful with our giving. Our staff has come up with a few picks of our own — gifts we’d love to give and receive — just in case you needed some inspiration.
When you shop locally, you are making an investment in your own community, and that makes you a vital part of our economic growth.
We want to be clear. Create Birmingham is an anti-racism organization. We strive, entrepreneur by entrepreneur, to build an inclusive and just economy in which Black business ownership is equitably resourced and purposefully nurtured. We intentionally spotlight and celebrate Black thought, contribution, and achievement in the arts and all creative work, and we will continue to seek out ways to amplify Black voices. We believe that all humans are born with a spirit of creativity…
Duquette and Morgan Johnston are the husband and wife team behind Woodlawn’s welcoming and eclectic boutique Club Duquette. The Johnstons share with us their response to the coronavirus pandemic, its effect on their store operations, Morgan’s art, musician Duquette’s touring and writing, and how the two are finding opportunities to step up in our community. https://youtu.be/bLt5zhN-O0M
Creative work, at its core, is not about an ultimate finished product. It’s about authentic engagement with audiences, customers or clients. It’s about an expression that cannot be contained. And it’s about human connection and shared experience.