We spend so much of our time dreaming up innovative window displays to keep Upper Main Street a fun and inspirational place to visit.
This was our very first Christmas window for our 2013 Grand Opening on Main Street in Moscow's Uptown
This is our Winter Woodland Window from 2014
What an accomplishment! We managed to move the gallery, do a quick 30 day remodel, and reopen for Christmas Sales by November 1st. We were blessed with a great Christmas season thanks to all of our loyal customers who chose to buy American handmade gifts from the finest craftsmen and artists around the country. For that, we are thankful.
This Valentine's Day, we had record sales of Chocolate from our Chocolat Bar showcase! Who can resist the fresh, gourmet chocolate we get shipped regularly from Boise? Not I.
This weekend, we have been enjoying all of the new friends we've made who are in town for the Jazz Festival. Moving our store to our downtown location has been such an exciting adventure. Thank you, Moscow, for embracing us on Main Street. We are looking forward to doing many more elaborate window displays and bringing you incredible handmade American art from across the country.
We've been working hard into all hours of the night trying to get the new gallery ready for Christmas shopping! More photos of our progress will come soon....but for now, I've got to go meet the painters so we can give this gem a facelift!
Slowly but surely, we've been packing up our gallery at the Silos and preparing to move to our new location in downtown Moscow on Main Street. We will be located right next door to Bucer's Coffeehouse--what could possibly be better than Fine Art and Chocolate coupled with creamy lattes? I feel like I'm living the dream
This year, we are focused on creating a specialty Christmas store downtown where customers can buy extraordinary gifts that are handmade in America. We've been busy ordering new items from new artists so you can expect to see a lot of new beautiful gifts arriving weekly! We focus on bringing new art to the Palouse that hasn't been shown here before, so we select artists from all over the country--from California to New York!
After the holiday season, we will close up the store, and begin construction to transform the building into a gallery space with Art Deco overtones. We will still have access to our inventory during our transition, so if there is something you need, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will also have a full line of our work online in our Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EssentialGlassWorks?ref=si_shop.
Thank you for your support and for making this move to a better location (and double the square footage) possible for us!
We have been waiting...and waiting...and waiting... in anticipation for this up and coming artist to bless our walls with his artwork. Welcome, Daniel Ng, to Essential Glass Works Art Gallery and Fine Gifts! The color and perspective that this artist uses is so unique and inspiring, it almost makes me want to sit down and work! (Almost--because my ADD is keeping me very busy doing a lot of other things besides making jewelry right now!).
We currently have a wonderful selection of Daniel's landscapes and interiors in 12" x 12" Framed Giclee Prints. This fall, we hope to carry some of his originals.
We also have a collection of his "Minis" which are a 7" x 7" framed miniature portrait that is within any art collectors budget. He puts on 5 layers of varnish to his prints making them safe to hang anywhere--even bathrooms! I think Santa is going to be ordering lots of these for Christmas gifts.
During Daniel's visit to Moscow, he discovered--and was inspired by--the unique terrain of the Palouse. We are ecstatic to see what he paints next!
Surrounded by Sarah Swett
There is a woman I know who blows my mind. I love her company because she is so inspired by life that I begin to see the world around myself differently--more vividly--just from a simple conversation about toast or running. Meet: Sarah Swett.
Our work space in the gallery is now surrounded by the accomplished works of Sarah. People from all over the world attend her workshops hoping to glean an ounce of her talent and knowledge of weaving. Sarah's work is made from handspun wool and natural dyes. Her life is devoted to her projects for months or years at a time. Spinning, weaving, sketching, dying, and dreaming is all consuming. We are so excited to have the honor of displaying her tapestries at Essential Glass Works as her primary gallery. I hope you get the chance to see (and feel!) her work in person!
We are coming to the end of our chocolate season in the Gallery, so in celebration of Memorial Day this weekend, chocolate is 15% off today and tomorrow!
You can also enter to win the coveted chocolate stiletto shoe through the end of the month with every purchase in the Gallery or online through our Etsy Shop: www.https://www.etsy.com/shop/EssentialGlassWorks. There will be a drawing at the end of the month.
We are happy to provide special orders on chocolate through The Chocolat Bar if you have an event or need a box delivered to you over the summer. We will resume chocolate sales in the Fall!
Have a great weekend!
Nothing screams SPRING in Moscow like the masses of tulips and the completion of the Renissance Fair. It always feels so good to see all of our friends out buying amazing gifts for themselves and the ones they love. We are continually amazed by the amazing support and love this little community shows us each year at the fair. Thank you, people! You are awesome.
Now it's time to double-check the gift-list for all of the mommas in our lives. Many people plan ahead and buy their gifts at the fair. I was not so lucky this year, since my kids were most interested in hanging out at the face-painting and bungee-jumping booths. Thankfully our store is full of one-of-a-kind gifts for every mother--young and old, blingy and not-so-blingy. To make your gift-buying decisions even easier, we have amazing chocolate. What kid isn't deemed "the favorite" from the gift of Chocolat Bar Chocolate!? Did I mention we have truffles?
We have been busy stocking the store with many new items, but this year you have to shop early! We will only be open this week through
Why? Good question. Blame it on Granny. Check out this picture of
her and you'll forgive her right away:
Well, Granny is turning 80 this weekend and she wants her whole family together. And, it's Mother's Day, so who can really blame her? That's one of the tricky things about having a father-daugther-run-family business. There's not a staff of strangers to take over.
We will do everything we can between now and then to make your gift-giving spectacular this year for Mom...... and to of your wonderful Mothers out there--Happy Mother's Day!
It's that time of the year! The time to try to remember which colors we're low on, the time to remember that we need a double inventory--one for the gallery and one for shows, and the time to remember that we're out of time!
This weekend kicks off one of our favorite shows of the year--the Moscow Renaissance Fair. It's a long tradition in Moscow that usually involves rain gear, snow gear, and sun dresses. This year, we are looking at a rare forecast of 70 degree weather! Whoo-hoo!
We'll be doing a drawing at the booth this year for a free pair of Diva Earrings, so we're hoping lots of our friends stop by to drop their name in the bowl. We are also releasing our newest earring line on a sterling hoop that sound like wind-chimes when worn. These are my new favorite, every single darn day, go-to pair.
At the gallery, we'll have shortened hours on Saturday (11am-3pm) so we can try to be in two places at the same time. Hopefully we'll see you at one or the other!