This space is thoughtfully developed and designed to highlight the talented and passionate artist and maker community of the Santa Cruz area. The idea for Rootstock came from the experiences I’ve had from doing makers markets and art fairs. I fell in love with connecting with my customers and other artists and when COVID hit, I felt like there was a void. Most makers are working in a shop, garage, living room and most of the time alone. I wanted to bring the concept of these markets to a more permanent space. Give the artists an opportunity to reconnect with their customer and each other. This will be a space for makers and artists to grow individually and with the community. I have a very clear vision of a space where artists feel at home, they feel inspired, they feel connected.