B U S I N E S S + C U LT U R E 31 As part of FLAUNT Pop It Up in 2014, more than 30 murals were displayed throughout the downtown area. The artwork helped bring attention to the Creative District as a place for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Contributed Photo. Emily McKenna opened You’re Maker in Thomasville to encourage children and adults to unleash their creative side. Photo by Pat Gallagher. Anna Sharp, left, and Edie Crocker regularly attend classes at You’re Maker in downtown Thomasville. Photo by Pat Gallagher. and did needlework, and my dad was busy with metal and woodworking.” What was once her hobby has become a full-time job. “I used to go buy material and craft supplies and just go home and create something,” McKenna said. “Now I get to do what I love to do, and I have a business doing it.” McKenna not only offers a wide range of classes from crafts to sewing and painting; she also provides pop-up space for local artists. You’re Maker is not only giving children and adults the opportunity to unleash their creative side, but also provides a taste of being an entrepreneur. “I have local artists who don’t have a within You’re Maker earlier this summer. “I started online, but I always dreamed of a brick and mortar shop,” she said. “I have placed my online side on vacation mode so that I can concentrate on the shop.” Simmons describes her Wildflower Interiors as “vintage home décor and accessories.” storefront that come and showcase their work,” McKenna said. “Even the children want to sell the jewelry or purses they have made.” Sara Simmons, the owner of Wildflower Interiors, started as a pop-up business