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Wye River Designs is announcing the grand opening of its Gift Gallery

IMG_2321Wye River Designs is announcing the grand opening of its Gift Gallery

Local shop has expanded by adding a Gift Gallery to its unique mix of creativity, wellness and crafting. Wye River Designs is announcing the grand opening of its Gift Gallery featuring local handcrafts and artists.

A shop worth finding…only a short distance from Rt. 50 on Main Street in Grasonville (across from the post office), is a one-of-a-kind craft shop, herb shop and gift gallery that even the most ardent shopper might miss. “Most people don’t know we are here because we are a little off the beaten path, Candace Liccione, owner of Wye River Designs observed. Once someone finds us, it’s a different matter. They come back and bring their friends. What brings shopper’ s back is the delightful selection of gifts, cards, craft supplies, craft instruction, teas, herbs and other offerings that line the shelves of the large shop. The front windows are filled with jars of mosaic tiles and jewelry supplies that tempt the senses. One section of the shop is the newly opened Gift Gallery. The gift gallery is filled with hand crafted jewelry, paintings, mosaic boxes and handmade gift items. Craft Show Boutique, formerly in Chester, is now a part of the gift gallery at Wye River Designs. So customers of Craft Show Boutique will find all the wonderful art and jewelry formerly found there.  The gift gallery features  locally made handcrafted coastal jewelry , Mystical Ladies jewelry, Steam Punk Jewelry, Lisa Shiflett’s paintings and jewelry, Michelle Katherine’s coastal jewelry and wonderful artsy gift items and handmade cards from artist Pam Ivey.

Wye River Designs located in Grasonville for the past 10 years is the perfect location for the new gift gallery artist co-op. We love that we can bring so many gifted local artists together to showcase the wonderful handcrafted art and gift items the gift gallery offers. Wye River Designs is well known for its wonderful  arts and crafts classes, jewelry making and bead supplies, herb shop and children’s birthday parties. The addition of the gift gallery just makes this shop even more fun and crafty than before.  Wye River Designs is located at 4300 Main Street, Grasonville, Md. 410-827-0700. The hours are Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11-4 (also open 7-9 pm on Wed. nites) and 11-2 on Saturday. Wye Rivers offers a diverse selection of classes, workshops, ladies night outs and other party options.

Steampunk Necklace Workshop

SteampunkJewelry Face close up (215 x 369)Steampunk jewelry is composed of gears, watch parts, hardware and whatever quirky items you choose. In a one-day workshop participants will learn step-by-step how to bring the pieces together to make a show stopping necklace. Students will also learn how to use patinas and alcohol inks to add color and contrast to their creations. This is the perfect class for individuals looking for special instruction and for friends and family who enjoy crafting together.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council has partnered with Wye River Designs to bring students into an artist studio for a different class experience. Join talented artist and business owner Candace Liccione at Wye River Designs, 4300 Main Street in Grasonville, on Sunday, July 14 from 1 to 3 pm. $35 for members, $45 nonmembers. Ages 13 and up. Materials are provided by instructor. The deadline for registration is July 8.

Liccione grew up in the craft industry with her family’s business Aleene’s Tacky Glue. She has been teaching crafts for many years as the owner of a gift shop in Philadelphia and a farm in Pennsylvania. She owns Wye River Designs where she teaches mosaics, jewelry making, collage, rubberstamping, and mixed media arts and crafts. Visit the website at www. wyeriverdesigns.com.

Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Summer office hours at 206 South Commerce Street Centreville, Maryland are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm June through August. To register for classes or for information, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

For information on classes and events, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.