"It's just going to be a nice, warm, safe, welcoming spot to have an adult beverage — beer, glass of wine — maybe play a little pool." — Sandy Smith
"There are a lot of people out there that really love the handmade items. They last longer and they're quality items." — Carolyn Albert
"There's a sense of excitement and a sense of accomplishment when everyone is involved in that last-minute element." — Michael Conforti
"You simply can't imagine the level of oversight that our registrarial and curatorial staff go through as we move things from place to place." — Michael Conforti
"The impact of the closing has been significant on local merchants. All anticipate a huge bump on July 4." — Jennifer Civello
"Everything is made with love." — Ashlee Zanconato
On July 4, the world will be introduced to a work of art more than eight years in the making.