In our current economy everyone is watching their wallet a little more closely. It’s not just about clipping coupons though. People are starting to be more purposeful with where they spend their money, for good reason too. Every time you spend your money with an independent local merchant 68% of the revenue stays in Mansfield. Even when you shop at a national chain store located in Mansfield 13%-43% of the revenue stays in town. Of course shopping out of town or online puts money into another community, not Mansfield.
Shopping at the Mansfield Art Center is unique though. When you shop here there is an economic impact of 140%. That is a pretty amazing return on an investment! The majority of the products sold at Holiday Fair are made by local artists. When you do your shopping at the Mansfield Art Center not only are you getting distinctive one of a kind gifts, you’re supporting an independent small business—an artist. And of course you are supporting the Mansfield Art Center. So please remember to shop at the Mansfield Art Center this holiday season, we can’t imagine a better way to be focal and buy local.