Young creatives come together to sell art, jewelry and baked goods at Lit & Local

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Young local artists, performers and entrepreneurs showcased their talents and creativity during a vending event and open mic for youth ages 12 to 18 Sunday afternoon.

Lit & Local, hosted by the Sunrise Project, serves as a way to uplift Lawrence and Douglas County young people and celebrate their creativity. The event originated in 2018 with the help of local R&B artist, Shah.

9 Mile Mercantile had baked goods and art available for purchase during the Lit & Local Youth Makers festival Sunday at Cider Gallery.
Several teens worked on beading and crocheting between customers.
Teenage musicians participated in the open mic opportunity during Lit & Local.
Cayg, Crest and Alex, all 16, had paintings, jewelry and crocheted items for sale.
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Molly Adams (she/her), photojournalist and news operations coordinator for The Lawrence Times, can be reached at molly (at) lawrencekstimes (dot) com. Check out more of her work for the Times here. Check out her staff bio here.

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