Opening of a magic and art shop at the Crossroads Center [VIDEO]

ST. CLOUD — Art and magic come together in a new store in St. Cloud.

Art with a Purpose, is now open at the Crossroads Center. Owner Chris Metzinger says the store’s primary focus is wellness and metaphysical products.

“Metaphysics is anything about the spirit world or some people say going through the veil, things that help you, non-tangible, non-physical metaphysical meaning.”

Dream catchers, incense, candles, magic kits and more are featured in the shop. One of the most sought after items are stones.

“For example, quartz crystals, citrine, bloodstones, things like that, which each give properties to the holder. So it helps the energy centers in your body.”

Art with a Purpose also offers courses in painting, sculpture and magic. Metzinger says that in the coming weeks they will reveal sculptures hidden in the store.

“On our grand opening day, July 1, we will be unveiling some of our sculptures that we have around the store.”

On the magic side, the store has its own magician, Michael Graves. Graves teaches magic classes and performs magic shows for birthday parties and other events.

Throughout the country, there are less than 100 magic shops. Metzinger says art with purpose is a way to maintain mystery and illusion.

“We like to keep that alive, partly because we like to see people with that sense of wonder, keep the imagination active and that’s one way of doing it.”

Art with a Purpose is located in the former location of the Yankee Candle store inside the Crossroads Center. If you are interested in taking a course, visit their website Where Facebook page for more details.

(Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)

(Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)

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