Holyoke pop-Up celebrates local art: Fresh Pressed offers free print-your-own-gift events

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Downtown’s Paper Metropolis Clothes Firm is bringing vacation cheer to Holyoke with free print-your-own-gift occasions on December 8 and December 15.

The initiative, referred to as Contemporary Pressed, welcomes everybody to expertise the distinctive pleasure of making personalised objects utilizing unique artwork designs, and can happen at 358 Dwight Avenue, from 4 to 7 p.m. on December 8, and 15.

Carlos Peña, the enterprise proprietor, expressed his hope that residents from the area would discover downtown retailers along with the Holyoke Mall. The Contemporary Pressed occasions purpose to highlight native artists and provide a festive expertise that helps Holyoke’s artistic neighborhood.

Paper Metropolis Clothes Co., recognized for customized screen-printing, is internet hosting these pop-ups as a part of its mission to uplift Holyoke youth and artists by means of tradition and entrepreneurship. Attendees can select from a wide range of clean clothes and home items, pairing them with unique artwork created by Paper Metropolis Clothes Co. and native designers.

Enterprise proprietor Carlos Peña (proper) prepares to warmth press a garment for attendee Jailyne Torres (left). (Picture courtesy of Paper Metropolis Clothes Firm)

The December Contemporary Pressed occasions function limited-edition prints from three native artists:

  • Flylife (Jex R): Springfield-based youth advocate and motivational model creator, Jex R, presents an unique print from her standard model Flylife: a model above the affect.
  • Joel Farms: Holyoke illustrator recognized for psychedelic-inspired mixed-medium works.
  • Hasani Picasso: Unbiased hip-hop artist and clothes designer born and raised in Holyoke, inspiring others to beat challenges.

Carlos Peña emphasised the collaborative nature of the Contemporary Pressed occasions, bringing collectively native companies and artists to create a vibrant and supportive neighborhood. The pop-ups encourage creativity, entrepreneurship, and neighborhood engagement, embodying the spirit of the vacation season.

Native Information

WWLP-22News, an NBC affiliate, started broadcasting in 1953 by offering native information, community, syndicated, and native programming to western Massachusetts. Observe 22News on X @WWLP22News, Fb, Instagram, and YouTube.

Previous post GCPL ‘Maker Space’ Invites Chardon Community to Create
Next post Teen arrested after stepfather discovers he’s 3D printing firearms