Michelle Urban - Crete, IL
Michelle Urban had always been interested in art and design, but with 4 young children at home, she decided that the way to let her creativity loose would be to make her product during the week then sell her art at craft shows on weekends. That was over 20 years ago and her style has evolved from painted wood shapes to hand painted pillows, canvas, and whimsical refurbished vintage pieces salvaged from classic homes, while still painting on wood shapes cut by her husband in their workshop in Illinois. Michelle has made Michigan her second home as far as the craft business is concerned, with a bevy of friends made during her course of doing shows in Michigan for the last 12 years. Although her children are now almost fully grown she continues to expand her line of products as constant changes and new items are always added seasonally. Michelle is a fixture at the Detroit metro shows and can be easily spotted by her draped booth and snappy display.