Thursdays Downtown featured vendor: Socius Designs

(ABC 6 News) – Summer is winding down, which means Rochester’s Thursdays Downtown event is nearing its end for the season.

Every Thursday ABC 6 News features a vendor at Thursdays, this week it’s Socius Designs.

It’s owner and designer Dara Kautz’s very first Thursdays event, and she said she’s excited to get the word about her work out.

Kautz started Socius Designs Studio and Shop two years ago, it’s an on-line store featuring different art and home decor items like handmade blown glass light fixtures and prints of her photography.

Kautz says she draws inspiration from everything and anything, and loves creating art and spaces for people to enjoy.

Mason City community organizers came together Thursday to help parents get their kids read for another school year.