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Meet the Phoenix Jurors: Lindsay Viker

Couture in the Suburbs seeks to expose talented individuals excelling within these industries to an investigative audience. We look for the best of the unknown; whether that be a fashion designer, makeup artist or photographer.
— Couture in the Suburbs

Q: Tell us a little about yourself & your background in the arts & crafts world:
I’ve been blogging for years now about fashion in Arizona, and have recently expanded into the local art and culture scenes as well. I’m constantly inspired by all the artisans that emerge from Arizona, and have a true passion for sharing their craft with the world through Couture in the Suburbs.

Q: What/who is your biggest inspiration?
Creators are my source of inspiration. I love people who can create something out of nothing which is why I have equal appreciation for artist’s and entrepreneurs.

Q: How did you get into your position in the arts & crafts world?
I began Couture in the Suburbs when I was in college as a way to discover the local fashion industry around me. With the recent expansion into art, I hope to make Couture in the Suburbs the single online destination for learning more about the local industry here in Arizona.

It’s a self-appointed position, but I get validation every day through the audience that comes and enjoys the content my team and I feature on the website.

Q: Tell us about a few favorites of yours: 
Favorite food: Oregano’s pizza
Favorite color: black
Favorite drink: sugar-free vanilla latte
Favorite local destination: Phoenix Art Museum

Q: What do you love most about the handmade movement?
The passion from the artisan that can be felt in every product they create.

Q: What is most important feature in an artist’s application for you?
The process they use to create the piece. I like to know what is going into the product that makes it so special. I think the story is a great selling point for customers as well!

Q: What are you most looking forward to in being a part of the Jackalope Arts jury?
Finding more local artisans to inspire me, and hopefully feature on Couture in the Suburbs!

Q: Where can we find out more about you?