Open Gallery & Christmas Preview
Heirloom Emporium Invites Shoppers to Open Gallery and Christmas Preview
Manchaug, MA. The community and potential shoppers are invited to spend the afternoon of September 30th at Heirloom Emporium and chat with artist-owners, Kevin and Julia Anderson, about their retail gallery, located on the second floor in Manchaug Mills. The Open Gallery event will take place from 11am until 1pm, though the retail gallery will remain open until 6pm.
According to gallery manager Julia Anderson, “This is a special time set aside for the community to visit our retail gallery, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and ask questions about local artists who sell their work in our gallery. We also want to give people an opportunity to see some of the items we’ll be featuring through the holidays and find out how they can customize and order pieces to make sure they’re available in December.” All pieces sold in Heirloom Evolution are handmade by independent artists, Anderson emphasized.
“It’s all in the name. It’s important to give the name of the artist to the customer when they purchase an item in our store. I want our customer to know what they purchased came from someone in our community, that the artist stands by their work and the buyer can have confidence in the quality of the piece,” she added, clarifying that Heirloom Emporium is not an antique market: it is a retail gallery carrying new, one-of-a- kind items. “Heirloom refers to the future, not the past,” she added.
Heirloom Emporium will also feature the return of Shut the Box, the gallery’s most popular board game of 2022. “It’s an easy game to learn and play,” she explained. “It’s the perfect family game. You don’t need a strategy or skill set to win and it’s fast-paced, so there is no chance of getting bored while you play.” Heirloom Emporium offers Shut the Box in two sizes and offers customized finishes and engraving. Other games that will be available for sampling include Pegs & Jokers, Mancala, and Aggravation.