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About Magic Martha

Martha Laufman was a driving force of creativity and community in Athens, Ohio. As the owner of Magic Video for 25 years, Martha’s store became a hub of artistic expression and friendship. Known for her captivating window displays and dedication to the arts, Martha left an enduring mark on the Athens community.

With a degree in Fine Arts from Ohio University, Martha’s passion for creativity extended beyond the confines of her store. She lent her talents to beautifying Athens through her involvement in Project Plant and her own enchanting garden, which became a local attraction. Martha’s legacy of artistic fervor and commitment to community continues to inspire, embodied in the Martha Laufman Fund at The Dairy Barn Arts Center, which honors her memory by supporting arts education for regional youth.