Cabin Customs owner Steve Olson has only been in business for one year, but he has quickly established himself as a unique and successful artist in Minnesota.
After having the idea one day to make custom lake signs, he began driving around Lake Superior and stopping at each State Park to get motivation for new pieces.
From there, his creativity took off.
“From Bemidji Babe, to the Pequat Bobber and the Garrison Walleye, I am continually inspired to make new, fun designs,” Olson said.
Cabin Customs is making its debut at Holidazzle this season in Loring Park. They’ll be on site Thursdays through Sundays from November 29 through December 22 selling their products that highlight what makes our region unique.
What you’ll find at Cabin Customs is artwork, ornaments and woodwork that highlights special places around Minnesota and the upper Midwest.
He’s come a long way from his initial sign with a simple Lake Superior design.
“I love seeing the reaction people have seeing my artwork, especially kids, and the exchange of stories with people I meet,” Olson said. “I hope they really take away something special from the experience and that my artwork continues to inspire that connection with a special memory or feeling they felt the first time they saw it.”
Olson is excited to be participating in Holidazzle for the second time after growing to love Holidazzle as a kid.
“I am even more excited with the changes the last couple years,” he said. “It is now much more of an all-around experience.”
Cabin Customs will be at every day of Holidazzle, and Olson is looking forward to seeing the reaction that people have when they see his artwork for the first time. He uses all sorts of techniques to bring his pieces to life, so no two pieces ever turn out the same.
Take time to stop by Cabin Customs this holiday season and browse his work up close.
Perhaps something he’s created will resonate with you.
“I try to capture what’s special about a place or thing and put my own twist on it,” Olson said. “I love using all sorts of techniques to make sure each piece is unique and that no two ever turn out the same.”