The Art and Heirloom Shoppe, a showcase for area artists, is celebrating its first anniversary on March 2.
Located at 159 King St. W. in Chatham, the shop houses a wide selection of unique pieces from 30 local and regional artists.
Owners Sue Rumball and Chris Ford will be on hand to welcome people and mark the celebration with a special one-year anniversary viewing.
“This first year has been really wonderful for us and we have proven the need for an accessible gallery to sell and exhibit all of the talent in southwestern Ontario,” said Ford. “Our customers are coming from near and far to see the contents of this gallery. It’s the really amazing work that keeps them coming back.”
The store offers customers a wide range of artwork including pottery, paintings, pen and ink designs, and photography. As part of the seasonal refresh, the store has restocked the walls and shelves with new pieces from a collection of familiar and up-and-coming local talent.
“The Art and Heirloom Shoppe is an outstanding business that is doing fantastic work supporting local artists from across Chatham-Kent,” said Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff. “By providing our artists with a space to display and sell their works, they are raising the profiles of some of our community’s top talent.”
In addition to being the owners of the Art and Heirloom Shoppe, Rumball and Ford are also artists. Rumball is a jewelry artist and Ford works in mixed media. Some of their artistic works will be available on-site for the anniversary event.
You can visit the Art and Heirloom Shoppe weekly, Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They also have an online store available at www.artandheirloomshoppe.ca.