The current situation with the COVID-19 virus has impacted many people and their ability to earn a living. We’re heartbroken to see the effect this is having on the artist community, especially those close to us in Michigan. And we want to do something to help. We’ve been using our social media platforms to help promote the artists that are most affected by this, whether they are musicians, craftspeople or food-makers – especially those that rely on retail sales, markets and touring to stay afloat.
Over the next several weeks (or months, whatever it takes), we’ll continue to share some of our favorite Michigan-based craftspeople with the goal of bringing awareness to their business and driving support when they need it most.
Below is a list of craftspeople that we’ve been in contact with that could use any and all support possible. Please consider purchasing an item, downloading an album, grabbing a coffee or whatever it might be to keep these craftspeople’s businesses open. We know if any community can bring the support, it’s you, the beer fans!
For MI-based makers who’d like to be considered for a feature, please reach out to email@example.com.
Great Lakes Roasting Co. – They provide responsibly-grown coffee from around the world to the people of Detroit and beyond.
Solstice Handmade – Hand-printed artwork, textiles, murals and design inspired by nature.
Beer City Dog Biscuits – Grand Rapids-based nonprofit provides vocational training and meaningful employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the creation of all-natural, oven baked dog treats
Lazy Genius – A rock & roll band from Grand Rapids, MI.
Nature of the Dog – A locally-owned and operated pet care service that offers daycare, boarding and dog walking
Arsenal Handicraft – A husband and wife artist team who create original illustrations and screenprint them by hand in their basement studio.
Michigan Music Alliance – They seek to provide the Michigan music community with business education programming and rich community-building experience.
Brambles Woodwork – A Grand Rapids-based woodworker who creates one-of-a-kind and highly unique earrings.
Hopscotch Children’s Store – a Grand Rapids-based children’s store owned and operated by Emily and her husband, Mark.