Best Fest Q&A: Warren Norgaard of Milkweed Arts

Tiffany AcostaAugust 12, 2022
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In 2015, Milkweed Arts opened to provide resources for adults who want to expand their interests, build on their skills and avoid the hassle of college courses. Specializing in kiln-formed glass, woodturning, metal jewelry and more, Milkweed Arts provides a quality arts education in a setting that is relaxed, inviting and just plain fun. Milkweed Arts owner Warren Norgaard chats with us about art in Phoenix. Learn more at Best Fest on Saturday, August 13.

What can attendees expect from you at Best Fest?
Milkweed Arts will be present at Best Fest to show you what you can learn to do when learning at Milkweed Arts. We will have art samples on display, instructors to answer questions, brochures and a giveaway!

What are you most looking forward to about the event?
The opportunity to meet art enthusiasts who might not have known that we exist!

Shout out another Valley business that you admire and why?
Phoenix Coqui!  The folks at Phoenix Coqui are great, they offer great food at incredibly reasonable prices, and are a relatively new staple in the area!

Why do you think events like Best Fest are important for the local community?
It’s great to see a list of the “Best of the Valley” but it’s something else entirely to be able to meet so many of the businesses on that list in person, all in one place!

What is your favorite thing about living and working in Phoenix and why?
I hate to admit it, but it’s the weather and the people. I don’t enjoy the heat, but I really enjoy our winter and spring months, and the total lack of snow! Additionally, the people here are amazing, both the locals and the snowbirds!

What advice would you give to upcoming business owners?
What are you waiting for? Jump in and show the world what you are passionate about!  It might not be easy but you’ll never enjoy hard work more than when you are doing something you love, and doing it on your own!