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There's plenty of art to love in this shack, baby

New Business Spotlight

March 10, 2013
  • Kweli Kitwana owns Art Shack, Baby!, which opened March 2 at 180 High St. in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

Name of business: Art Shack, Baby!

Owner: Kweli Kitwana

Address: 180 High St., lower-level stairs, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Opening date: March 2, 2013

Products and services: A make-your-own arts and crafts shop offering a back-to-basics form of entertainment that can benefit a wide range of community members and area visitors. Every detail — including the intimate size of the space, the types of projects and classes, the “craft bar” and retail shop — meet creative needs, whether they be for families, individuals, artists or visitors to the area.

Target market: Everyone

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I am an artist with a love for using creativity as a means of building community. I am particularly interested in sharing my knowledge and love for using art as a creative means for recycling and reducing waste in homes and communities.

Previous business experience: Community organizing, and urban and rural planning

Number of employees: One

Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day but Wednesday

Phone number: 304-885-0730

Email: artshackbaby@gmail.com

Website: www.artshackbaby.com

Facebook page: Art Shack, Baby

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