KUPS brings fashion and art with Student Art Market

By Andrew Benoit

The University of Puget Sound’s student radio station, better known as KUPS, hosted the Student Art Market and Clothing Swap in the Rasmussen Rotunda on Nov. 17. Student artists sold their beautiful creations to their peers at an event quickly becoming campus tradition. Students also had the opportunity to look through free clothes provided by the Center for Student Support. The event was abuzz with excitement as art, money and smiles passed around the room. It was hard to leave the art market empty-handed. Art seemed to leap off the tables and into your hands, leaving you frantically typing in an artist’s Venmo. With clothes, friends, art and KUPS, it’s easy to see why this tradition is a favorite on campus.

KUPS representatives Jake Larson, sophomore (left) and Tate DeCarlo, junior (right) sit at the front of the Student Art Market.
Students dig through the free clothes provided by the Center for Student Support, hoping to find something fashionable to snag.
Students buy and sell art in an amazing display of the creative power of the University.
Ari Lauer-Frey, sophomore, proudly shows off his newly purchased rock from V Solar-Miller, sophomore.
Indi Reynolds, junior, shows off her handmade clay earrings. Reynolds described how much of a process making each set of earrings was, which includes painting the background. She pointed out her favorite earrings, a pair of red and gold hoops.
Two exceptional Trail writers – Henry Smalley, sophomore, and Rowan Baiocchi, sophomore – enjoy a casual greeting as they appreciate the wonderful art students had to offer.
Zoe Brinner, senior, poses with their beautiful ceramic pieces, hoping to attract some lucky customers.
Ben Keri, freshman, who sold stickers and a sheet of original characters he designed, draws a stylized version of the alphabet.
Nisa Bhatia, senior, displays their necklaces as well as their roommates’, Kellz and Kleo, prints and t-shirts. Nisa has a lot of fun making their necklaces, describing the process as “a lot of labor, but a lot of love at the same time.”