The gift shop, begun in November 2012, has done extremely well, with their best advertising through word of mouth. The philosophy of MADE BY ME is to support, nurture, and showcase local artists. Driven by this philosophy, Theresa and staff are careful about having a large group of artists and craftsman on hand to add to the variety of art available for viewing and purchase. Most of the artists take special orders and the displays and products change frequently. Knowing the story behind the artist and purchasing locally are other reasons to give a gift or add to your own décor from MADE BY ME GIFT SHOP. Free gift wrapping makes it even easier!
OUR RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring a friend and stop in to browse and get acquainted with the beauty and talent of local artists, you will surely have someone come to mind who would love something from MADE BY ME. Talk to the staff there; it adds the flavor that we all desire in the shopping process. You’ll have some stories to tell about your gifts! If you are an artist, talk to Theresa (563-0930 x124) at her New York Road office about what you craft and make an appointment to show her your art!
Help sponsor the ARCs growth and development by buying tickets and attending their upcoming fund raisers; Fiddles, Vittles and Ales on March 16 which features beer tasting and Celtic music and Hot Jazz on a Cool Night in April. Having fun, buying great gifts and supporting our community are great ways to celebrate “Scene in Plattsburgh!”
NEXT WEEK’s ASK style& substance question topic: fighting fair!
Sally Meisenheimer and Michele Armani
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