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Crafters, creators find new outlets to promote business


HUNTINGTON — Content creators and crafters typically use word-of-mouth and craft shows to sell their products, but with COVID-19 canceling events for safety over the past year, artists have had to adapt.

Charlie Haggard is an illustrative artist based out of Huntington who creates stickers, scenes and even comic books based on realistic emotions, and when the coronavirus caused craft fairs to halt in their tracks, his year lost all of its artistic flare.

“My year of 2020 was fully scheduled and then fully canceled,” Haggard said. “I very much miss having art shows. It is so great to be able to share my work and talk to people there, and I haven’t been able to do that in, it seems, forever.”

When craft fairs stopped, Haggard said he did get to focus on improving his website and his social media presence.

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