Women from all over South St. Louis County gathered in Concord this weekend to shop, sell and network at the first Stop, Shop & Support event featuring local, independent female entrepreneurs.
Kirsten Holschen, who makes aquariums out of vintage television sets, made her first public appearance at this weekend’s vendor fair.
Click on the photos above to meet more of the vendors from Stop, Shop and Support.
People usually order their aquariums online, but Holschen said she came to the vendor fair to show her creations in person and to support her friend and fellow Fox alumna, April Bobbish, who had the idea for the fair in the first place. Holschen takes a month to craft her custom aquariums, which she builds in TV sets she find in alleys and antique stores. She even knows a trash collector who gives her TVs he finds on the job.
“I’m constantly scouring the city to see if anyone has thrown (old TV sets) away,” Holschen said.
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