“buy indie in ypsi”

Linette just made this web-ad for the Shadow Art Fair. If you like it, feel like helping spread the word, and have a website of your own, please feel free to make use of it. (Hopefully, we’ll have downloadable flyers soon too, for those of you who have access to printers and tape, and unguarded walls within walking distance.) I like the phrase “Buy Indie in Ypsi” very much. Not that anyone out there listens to me, but if I were in charge of the economic development initiative here in Ypsi, I’d be all over it. As I’ve said many times before on this site, I think that Ypsi has a real opportunity in front of it, if it would just stop trying to lure national chains for a moment and focus on what we already have, which is a passionate, creative community of innovators. (Granted, several of the folks participating in the Shadow Art Fair aren’t from Ypsi, but that’s not to say that they couldn’t be lured. And, in my estimation, that would be a much better use of our time and resources than trying to get a Starbucks on Michigan Avenue.)

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5 Comments

  1. georgehotelling
    Posted June 26, 2006 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Is there a one-paragraph summary of what the Shadow Art Fair is that I can copy and paste? I was going to add it to Upcoming.org but “1 day. 20 artists. 9,000 gallons of beer.” is too short and the press release is too long.

  2. Matt
    Posted June 26, 2006 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Lifted. Will disseminate.

  3. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted June 26, 2006 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    “Buy Indie in Ypsi” isn’t as catchy as “Ypsi: Come for the Crack, Stay for the Whores” though.

  4. chriso
    Posted June 26, 2006 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to the EMU library I will have “access to printers,” but I am not sure where I’ll get the tape from. I think I have a friend who could get tape from his internship but I might have to break down a spend a few dollars to buy instead. Damn.

  5. mark
    Posted June 27, 2006 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Very cool. Thanks for helping out by spreading the word, everyone.

    George, I’ll get you a short paragraph tonight.

    Chriso, we’ll be posting black and white flyers suitable for printing within the next day or two.

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