While the W.P. Snyder, Jr. was leaving town Saturday, a lot of local talent was coming in.
The fall Marietta Marketplace showcased artists and craftsmen.
It's the second event and organizers say it won't be the last.
Their goal is to give people a chance to show their stuff and they say Marietta is full of creative people, but some just can't afford to open up a business.
So the marketplace gives them a way to share their skills.
"it's a great way to get people downtown, and businesses that don't have a shop to set up - it's almost an incubator for businesses, and really, some of these businesses could do so well here they'd be able to start a shop in the future, and that's really what it's all about," says Sarah Arnold, owner of "Clutch" magazine.
Arnold says small business is good for the local economy.
Most of Saturday's items were handmade by area craftsmen.