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Lakewood resident and Denver Academy junior Evelyn Murphy has turned her passion for art into a business, Pollo Nugget Studio. By participating in the YouthBiz Marketplace, she’s selling her products directly to consumers looking to shop small this holiday season.
Pollo Nugget Studio’s signature collection features Evelyn’s original paintings and prints of chickens. Colorful, bright, and full of personality, the paintings are perfect for kitchens, laid-back eating areas, and even children’s playrooms. Evelyn has painted chickens for the last three years, ever since her family adopted a trio of hens for their yard. “I just fell in love with the way they looked and the way they moved,” said Evelyn in a recent interview. “They always make me smile, which I think shows up in my art, too.”
An entrepreneur since age nine, Evelyn hopes to share her art with shoppers through the YouthBiz Marketplace, which is open online from November 27 through December 6. Young Americans Center for Financial Education hosts the event every year to provide young people with real-life experience in entrepreneurship and business ownership.