Conexión San Angelo/ Jim Sánchez, contributor/ Jim Sanchez, Photos
Among the 30 vendors at the November 21, 2020 Cactus Market Days event was Tiffany Alise Designs. Its’ owner, Tiffany Campbell, was a first-time participant who launched her business online this past May. SAN ANGELO – The pandemic has altered the way of economic life for businesses. One event, Cactus Market Days, took place over the weekend, albeit on a scaled-down version.
Event coordinator, Judy Fowler, told Conexión that even though 30 vendors showed up to show off their wares, others didn’t. “We like to get the community involved but with the COVID-19 a lot of people can’t come out,” said Fowler.
Fowler and the event are connected “at the hip” as both are now into their seventh consecutive year at the same location, 17 E. Twohig. Fowler did double duty as she was also a vendor of her own business, Candles Handmade by JF. Another vendor was a first-time newcomer to the event and “new kid on the block,” Tiffany Campbell whose business deals in resin art, home décor, wax melts, and bath products.
Campbell, who graduated from Angelo State University in 2016 with a Graphic Designs degree, named her business, Tiffany Alise Designs. For years Tiffany was making things that she would give away but finally decided to sell her items. She started the business at home in February. This past May Campbell launched an online store.
Other vendors at Saturday’s Market Days were: JK Old West Imaginations, 6T Ranch Treasures, Whetstone Metal Designs, San Angelo Gellyball, Three Rivers Mercantile, owned by Becky Booth, etc. Three Rivers deals in "One of A Kind Gift,” personalized and unique jewelry handmade by Booth.