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Episode 45: Building a Creative Community at Artisan Ink

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Saratoga, Warren, and Washington County have no shortage of fantastic goods and services to offer! In this podcast, our host Mike Nelson will clue you in on the amazing gems hidden in your very own community!

Episode 45

Building a Creative Community at Artisan Ink

In this episode, our host Michael Nelson interviews Melissa Freebern, owner and operator of Artisan Ink and artist par excellence! Her dedication to art goes beyond the tattoo shop - whether it's painting, ceramics, or sculpting, Melissa's love of art runs deep, and sharing that love with the community is what her business is all about!

00:21 - Introduction

01:20 - Who is Melissa Freebern?

02:27 - Back in the Bay Road Days

03:35 - Born for Art: A Lifestyle

05:12 - Inking in the Burg

06:29 - Running a Laundromat

08:49 - The Great Tide Robbery

12:01 - A New Location for Everything Art

14:36 - Cultivating a Creative Community

16:29 - Certified in Ceramics

17:17 - Open House: October 28th, 10:45 AM!

21:22 - The Tattoo Team

22:57 - Painting Pictures

23:43 - How to Get in Touch

24:43 - Closing Remarks

PRODUCTION NOTE: The opinions reflected in this podcast are not indicative of the views of Saratoga Business Report, LLC, Saratoga TODAY, Glens Falls TODAY, Spa City Digital, or Five Towers Media.


  • Host

    Mike Nelson

  • Guest

    Mellissa Freebern

  • Runtime

    25 min, 32 sec

  • Air Date

    October 30th, 2023