On this Saturday, August 14th, world renown Maine wire artist, Mig Lemire, will be presenting her first ever Trunk Show here at Beads on the Kennebec. Many of you who have taken her classes here at the shop are already familiar with her work and know what a talented artist and teacher she is. Now is your chance to see the full scope of her work up close and personal. And for those of you who have admired the photos of her class projects, but haven’t yet mustered the courage (or found the time) to attempt one of her classes, this is your chance to purchase one of her unique wire wrapped creations. She’ll have a full sampling of her work with an emphasis on beach glass harvested here on the coast of Maine. The show will run from 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. This is just a sampling of some of Mig’s creations in beach glass and vintage Swarovski:
The other event going on this Saturday, takes place down the street at Stacy’s Hallmark Store. Stacy’s is one of only16 Hallmark Gold Crown stores in the country to have been awarded a prestigious Signing Event this year. For those of you who are collectors of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, the name Tammy Haddix may be familiar to you. Ms. Haddix is one of the most beloved members of the Hallmark Ornament community and she will be signing ornaments at Stacy’s this Saturday, August 14th. This event is expected to draw a large number of Hallmark Ornament fans from all over the country. If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Stacy’s Hallmark Gold Crown Store at 623-3781 or go to http://www.stacyshallmark.com/
In honor of this special event, Beads on the Kennebec will be offering a 25% off sale on hand beaded ornaments. For those of you who haven’t been able to take the ornament classes, (or hand beading is not your forte), this is your chance own a very special beaded ornament at a very special price. Also, receive a free PhotoBead from the Netherlands with a purchase of $40 or more.
Other merchants here on Water Street will be offering specials and events of their own. Chase Farm Bakery in the Old Federal Building will be offering a trunk show of their own by local artisans. Visage and Downtown Gifts and Crafts will also be offering specials. So, plan to make a day of it. Tour the street, stop for coffee and something sweet (find a lovely spot on the river to sit and enjoy it), and see what your talented neighbors are up to.