During the next few months Artful Spirit [Gallery & Gifts] Treasures will be going through some transitions!
Namely a name change: Artful Spirit Gallery & Gifts to Artful Spirit Treasures
Brick & Mortar Location: from 571 Turnpike Road, New Ipswich, NH to 7 Marlborough Road, Troy, NH. This change will happen gradually between JUNE 1, 2021 and August 1, 2021. During the change I will be manning BOTH sites. Official closing of the New Ipswich site will take place on August 31, 2021. Official OPENING of Troy Location will be August 1, 2021.
Local Artists & Artisans....of course this will NEVER change, but I am not touting that anymore. I will be using people from all over the United States of America who are just like us, providing Americans and neighbors with their awesome handmade products and art!
Books will remain in shop, at deep discounts, and select themes. Artful Spirit is NOT a bookshop, but Loves BOOKS. So, there ya go. Books are available, at great prices!
Internationally made Items: I will be phasing out mass-made items from different countries, but select handmade items will remain in shop from all over the world, except for those locations that I will be boycotting as much as possible. In the meantime those products will remain in shop until sold out.
MOVING SALE: There are several Vendors having discount sales through July. I, personally, will not be having a moving sale on ANYTHING, as I need the potential to actually make money. This past year has been devastating, and I am trying to save my dream, thus the move.
Shipping: I do not provide shipping for my items at this time. I am really pushing the Brick & Mortar shop, which has always been my dream, and staying away from shipping, especially since I do have Vendors and that would be WAY too much work for any one person to handle and be responsible for.
Marketing: I will be focusing on marketing the Shop on the radio, through actual foot traffic and google (even though I detest google, until I quit the web site, that will be in my hypocrisy column), and Mouth-to-Mouth
GoImagine: I encourage all my Vendors and all people that sell Art & Handmade to consider using the goimagine platform, instead of other ones (like etsy) and help it
grow to it's full potential! Find out more, and receive a month free by using this code: DJ7AB4
My Dream: Since about 20 years ago I started talking to my kids about how I wanted to open a shop with things that I loved in it. Anything, eclectic things, things that were unique and interesting and fun and magical and full of spirit and awe. They always encouraged me. My daughter, as she grew older, always wanted to be a part of it. My son never failed to tell me I should write cook books, sell my arts & my invented things. Well, needless to say, here I am. I never wanted to be a vendor myself, at a fair, or on the internet. I always wanted a real experience for my customers. My daughter lives in Texas, but she and her daughter (who is now almost 12) are both part of my vision. We are 3 girls making Art. 3 Girls who are always United in Heart & Spirit. My son is my Rock, he never fails to encourage and make me Proud of his Pride. ;) A lot has happened since I actually opened shop on Nov 19, 2019... I do not have to tell you the horror of 2020 on small businesses. But I also do not pander to the crap the government has dealt small businesses, if anything it makes me MORE determined to attain the American Dream! MY DREAM. So, I invite you to my shop, in PERSON, as that is my dream. Use this site to see what is in shop, if you want (I know the internet is cool, right) but, as you have to pick your purchase up anyway, why don't you take 15 minutes to actually browse, like the old days, and see the Treasures here in person.
Take a Moment to enjoy life a little. Love & Light, Andrea