Michael Downing's love of
woodworking started when
he was a teenager.
audience. Yet, both artists say it's been
local connections that have jump-started
their businesses and helped them grow.
'Festival was Key'
Downing, 45, has enjoyed woodworking
since he was 15 years old. He started
making gifts for family and friends. Five
years ago, he incorporated and created
MiDo Creations. He focused at frst on
building a website and securing lumber.
Downing's biggest worry was when the site
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