People are cutting back on eating out, but they also, more than ever, value times with friends and family. More and more, Saturday night means entertaining at home, whether it be a dinner party or a fun game night. Innovative and creative design in categories from tableware to barware to paper goods addresses the needs of consumers wanting to create a special experience at home.
The artist community also can be a place to find gift ideas that don't break the bank. Artists' unique work crosses myriad categories ideal for gift giving, from accessories
And as we interviewed artists for this issue of
Art of License,
we found one sentiment echoed over and over again: Artists are coming to market with messages and designs that are fun and uplifting, looking to give consumers some relief from today's gloom and doom, and that's a message consumers will want to hear now and in the many months to come.
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