Carrie Rengers

June 14, 2012

Artifacts retail shop will close; business to remain open

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WICHITA — Amy Herd is packing her Artifacts and closing shop at Lincoln Heights Village at Douglas and Oliver.

That doesn't mean she's entirely going out of business, though.

"I'm going to continue to do the arts ... just not as a retail, daily basis," she says.

Friday is her last day selling at the shop.

"I just want more time to travel and get back to my photography and spend more time with my grandkids," Herd says.

She'll travel for future shows and do some here as well.

Herd says she never would have met so many artists without her shop.

"I feel really blessed to have shared my gallery with really talented artists," she says. "They've been such a great source of wisdom, inspiration and friendship."

Herd opened her shop on East Central eight years ago and moved to Lincoln Heights three years ago.

"That's made my decision tough because I do love it here, and it's such a great space and great co-tenants," she says.

Herd says her daughter just graduated and her business is debt free.

"It's a good time to change it up."

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