New business looks to spark creativity in Ellsworth

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

For the artistic and creative or those who wish they were more so, a new business in Ellsworth may help people get in touch with their creative side.

Kayleen Jakes, owner of Brush Strokes Paint Party, opened a related business in Ellsworth called Brush Strokes Art Supply in March. She held a grand opening celebration April 5.

Some in the area may be familiar with Jakes' painting party business. She said she started that business about four years ago. After listening to her customers, she decided to branch out into an art supply store.

"Mainly I get feedback from customers at painting classes," Jakes said. "[They] wanted something local."

Before her store opened, Jakes said people had to drive quite a distance to get art supplies and she wanted to help people stay local.

"I didn't want them to have to drive an hour to get supplies," Jakes said.

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