The Flying Squirrel, a small artistic and cultural oasis offering Functional Goods and Artful Interiors, takes it name from the passions of its co-creators.
Cynthia West brings a poetic aesthetic to the space as a writer and former magazine publisher. When she isn’t in the store, she is happily leading the WriteOut! Project – a two-time National Endowment for the Arts award-winning youth writing club at the Avenue A Teen Center in southern New Hampshire.
McKenzie West is an award-winning portrait painter. A graduate of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, McKenzie creates in a sun-filled studio at the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA. She advances her techniques with workshops and boot camps in the US and Italy. McKenzie’s deep connection to nature is seen in the wonder-inspiring vignettes throughout the store.