The next time you purchase a tasty stuffed pastry at Piroshky Piroshky, check the bag. On one side you'll find the shop's logo, and on the other side? Artwork created by one of the Market's 200+ local craftspeople. It's a unique opportunity to promote another aspect of the Market community that grew from a change in bag manufacturers.
Oliver Kotelnikov and Olga Sagan, owners of the shop, were in the process of choosing a new bag maker when they brainstormed ideas for images that could go on one side of the bag. "There is so much beautiful art for sale in the Market, we thought we'd like to share it with our customers at all our stores," Olga said. After consulting with some Market craftspeople, who reacted positively to the idea, Olga and Oliver chose artwork by Sally Simmons for their first printing of 300,000 new bags.
Another Market craftperson's artwork will appear on each new printing of the bags. The next printing will be this fall. Olga said she hopes this will become a regular part of their business operations and expects eventually to have customers vote on selected artwork via Piroshky Piroshky's social media channels.
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