By Keith Purtell
Osti, 65, who has been named a Cherokee National Treasure, said local artists travel too much to make a living.
“I know that I and most of the other artists around here have had to go all around the country,” she said. “My first 18 years, all of my sales were out of state.”
She agrees with an idea suggested by Cherokee Nation Community Tourism Event Coordinator Donna Tinnin. The tourism group wants to promote Tahlequah as an art destination.