story of the marketplace
Public Square Marketplace offers a unique space for local artisans + makers. Artisans + makers add to our community's rich history through their craftsmanship and trade skills. In days past, the community would come to the marketplace to connect with, and purchase from, one another. When we are face-to-face with the person that has traded their time and talent to create something for us it creates a human connection. When we use our buying power to support local business, we support our community.
We want to give local community members an opportunity to not only buy highly curated handmade goods but to interact and learn about the creative processes involved. Public Square Marketplace serves as a hub for area artisans + makers to network and build relationships with other talented and passionate artisans + makers. Our curated marketplace celebrates the ingenuity of independent artisans + makers who channel their passions into creating one-of-a-kind products.
story of us
Andrea & Todd
Andrea and Todd Stephens moved to Lebanon, TN three years ago from Texas. They have raised 4 sons and have owned several side businesses over the years including a historic Bed & Breakfast Inn, a mobile gaming and party business, and currently own LifeSigns Printworks, a commercial design and print business, that is in its 16th year. They are excited to bring years of business and civic experience into their new business, Public Square Marketplace.
Andrea has a background in art and design. After attending the Art Institute of Dallas with a focus on Interior Design, she worked in several design studios as a showroom layout designer, consultant, buyer and merchandiser. Combining all of her training to design for clients' homes, her passions allowed her to take her skills to the next level in an ever changing field, into graphic design. Her recent corporate experience allowed her to transition into marketing, especially creative marketing/branding, social media management and web design.
Todd earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics at West Texas A&M University and has been in the design and sign production field for almost 20 years. He has designed and/or produced almost every kind of sign imaginable: neon signs, banners, window graphics, automobile wraps, channel letters, monument signs, and more. Todd has designed, produced and installed signs for companies both large and small - from multinational beverage companies, rodeo events, to little league baseball teams.