The Expressive Hand
This week’s Small Business Saturday Philadelphia episode, we sat down with Marcie Ziskind, owner of The Expressive Hand. The Expressive hand is an art studio located in South Philadelphia.
The name “The Expressive Hand” came from the studio’s original owner, who was deaf. The studio’s name has a special meaning because “The Expressive Hand” not only represented how the owner was able
Marcie’s background is not in art – she has always been a businesswoman and entrepreneur. Marcie started out bookkeeping and running the back end of her husband’s business. She then moved onto bookkeeping for other small businesses. Marcie decided to study sign language and that is how she met The Expressive Hand’s original owner.
The studio offers a number of DIY projects ranging from painting your own pottery to fused glass artwork. For your next visit to The Expressive Hand, you can either walk-in or schedule your session online. During your session, the studio provides all that you need for your project. And the best part? The Expressive Hand is BYOB!
The Expressive Hand also hosts events throughout the year.
Don’t have Valentines Day plans yet? Book a seat at their Valentines Day event taking place on Thursday, February 14th! The attendees with be doing a string art project – a rendition of Robert Indiana’s LOVE statue.
Marcie and her husband have been entrepreneurs for 35 years. She accredits The Expressive Hand’s success to the skills she has learned over the years through being an entrepreneur, and the support of her family and team. Marcie believes in creating a space that is for everybody. The Expressive Hand also participates in fundraising to give back to their community.
Make sure to follow The Expressive Hand on social media to stay up-to-date on their DIY Projects and Special Events. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Visit their website to view their events calendar, galleries, and for more information.
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For more information about Marcie and The Expressive Hand, you can visit her website or reach her at the information below!
622 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (267) 519-2626