Dedham Square Artist Guild ~ 553 High Street, Dedham, MA www.dedhamguild.com
Founded in October 2011, we are Dedham’s first artist cooperative, owned and operated by its 20 members. We provide members of the cooperative a home for their work and opportunity to connect with the community, while striving to enrich the cultural life of all residents, through classes, workshops, art openings and more. The collection of work at the Guild encompasses a diverse style of art, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, monotype, wood, glass, textile and much more.
Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 ~ 45 Central Street, Norwood, MA www.customartframing.com
Custom Art Framing has been a Norwood fixture since 2003. Julie Vecchio brings years of picture framing expertise to a unique customer-service centered frame shop. In 2007 the shop’s gallery added to it’s focus on affordable artwork by local artists with the creation of Gallery9. With this expansion comes fun and exciting opportunities for artists and art collectors to interact, face to face, with our First Friday Artist Reception series. Currently at Gallery9 and Custom Art Framing you’ll find the most unique designs in custom picture framing, as well as, art classes for kids and adults, workshops, monthly artist events and the most fabulous little art gallery around.
Decor & More ~ 695 High Street, Westwood, MA http://www.decorandmoredesign.com
Our interior design services include decor, consulting, and space planning for every room in your home. With over 30 years experience and a philosophy of “down to earth design,” our designs allow form to follow function. We carry a wide selection of gift and decorative items made by local artisans.
Potters Place Gallery ~ By appointment only… 127B Old West Street, Walpole, MA www.pottersplace.info
Potters Place has 23 members and all are involved in the running & maintenance of our co-operative studio. Six of the members are instructors and offer a variety of clay classes. Twice a year we hold a Show & Sale to showcase the work of our members & to raise a donation for a local charity. We also maintain a gallery of our members’ pottery that can be viewed by appointment by calling us at 508-668-0363.
Throughout the year, my work can be purchased through the galleries that represent my art. Please support these galleries and the artists who sell their work there. Small businesses support small business owners like myself.
Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9, 45 Central Street, Norwood, MA … 781-762-3300- owned and operated by Julie Vecchio. Artists represented at Gallery 9: Kim Morin Weineck, Kerry Hawkins, Andrew Osbourne and others
Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery, 553 High Street, Dedham, MA … 781-329-1890 – owned and operated by it’s members. Artists represented at DSAG: Kerry Hawkins, Gary Koeppel, Dennis Stein, Sue Hoy and others
NEW: shop the Guild online: shop.dedhamguild.com
Potters Place Gallery, 127 B Old West Street, Walpole, MA …508-668-0363 – owned and operated by it’s members. Artists represented at Potters Place gallery: Hog Wild Pottery, Lizanne Handmade, Cove Lane Pottery, Mirror Lake Pottery and others
Here in New England, we are being hit hard by snow. Small businesses that count on holidays like Valentine’s Day to boost their sales in February are especially impacted. Snow means customers don’t want to venture out in the cold and turn to their computers to “order in” from big stores. Shop locally this season or call a small business and ask for an item to be shipped; it really will make a difference.
What is Small Business Saturday?
Sandwiched between “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, SBS is a day to pledge to “shop small” and support independently owned businesses in the Square and around town. Amex is even offering an added incentive to shop small today!
Why does it matter?
Money spent at a small, independently owned business stays in the same community at a rate of three times more than when it is spent at a chain store. Shopping locally is investing in your community.
Please shop small today at the following shops and galleries who sell my ceramics:
Decor and More is a mother/daughter business located in my home town of Westwood, MA. The shop specializes in interior design and retail decorating, but also sells gifts and home decor items including Vera Bradley, Mariposa, Scout bags, baby gifts, greeting cards and more. Included in the gift shop is work by local artists such as my ceramics, Kevin Becker glass, Carolyn Berluti bracelets and much more.
Decor and More is located at 695 High Street, Westwood, MA. P: 781-326-9394 HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Boston Globe reports:
BOSTON — The annual sales tax holiday in Massachusetts would be held Aug. 16-17 under a bill released by a legislative committee of conference on Wednesday evening.
The sales tax holiday was included in an economic development bill, which is among the last major pieces of legislation being considered before the legislative session ends for the year on Thursday.
Rep. Joseph Wagner, a Chicopee Democrat and chairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, said that sales tax holiday “is significant for the Commonwealth’s economy.”
Additional Ceramics by Lisa W B Walker at Decor and More: