Opened on December 4, 1974, Glass Growers Gallery began as a showcase for founder Deborah Vahanian’s three-dimensional works, which she fashioned from glass and silicone. These days, the gallery houses exhibits of other artists’ handmade, decorative and functional artwork, including paintings, prints, pottery, and jewelry. Besides displaying and selling work, the gallery doubles as a workspace where Deborah and her team design everything from personalized awards to wall reliefs commemorating that day your teenager woke before noon. Deborah’s services are likewise available for overseeing and advising art-show selections, installations, and maintenance.
Housed within an art gallery and wine shop, the Urraro Gallery outfits artwork and keepsakes with close-fitting protective frames. Staff lead patrons through a smorgasbord of wood and metal frames to find the border best suited to protect a portrait from harsh sunlight or the oily fingerprints of a child robot. A plethora of mats in various colors, textures, and shapes can accent prints, and shadow boxes house treasures such as a collection of medals, a lock of football-mascot fur, or a hobo's shadow. The average cost for a custom frame ranges $50–$150, and frame sizes range from quaint 4"x6" memory-keepers to 40"x60" frames large enough to hold a life-size print of a miniature pony. After framers finish their work on-site, clients can pick up the finished piece in the store or have it shipped home.
Claytopia's spacious studio gives children and adults a place to test their creative chops through the medium of clay painting. A wide variety of blank, premade clay bisques offer myriad canvasses upon which the fevered imaginations of patrons may be projected. Bisque prices range from $1 to $50 per piece, and an hourly fee applies ($6 per hour for adults, $4 per hour for children under 13) to cover unlimited use of all paints, glazes, stencils, stamps, and other instruments of artistic creation, including philosophical advice and painting tips from the talented staff. Possible paintable forms include coffee mugs, plates, picture frames, and Disney figurines. All bisques and paints are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. After painting and glazing their piece of choice, art makers should allow a week for the bisque to be fired in the kiln and laid off from its part-time job before picking up the newly hardened artistic creation.
Cultured Purl is a quaint outpost for neophyte knitters and stitch-laying veterans, providing customers with the tools, fibers, and positive environment necessary to make sweaters and hats out of naturally occurring circular cat toys. The beginner's class will equip you with basic skein-wrangling skills and tricks, such as how to highlight the portrait of Ronald Reagan that mysteriously appears in every right-plaited stitch series. Head to Cultured Purl to master the yarn and thread basics, or gift this Groupon to a sartorially-minded friend with graceful, needle-ready paws. Classes are scheduled monthly, so check online for the most recent schedule before calling to reserve your spot. Upcoming classes are on January 12, 19, and 26, and meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Later sessions are available on February 2, 9, and 16, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Settled between an 1839-built Greek Revival building known as the Old Customs House and a just-opened expansion building, the Erie Art Museum displays an expansive collection of American and international art and fosters artistic growth with a series of educational programs and thought-provoking shows. Along with free admission to exhibits, members enjoy invitations to exclusive special events, including a private preview of the 88th Annual Spring Show on Saturday, April 16. Discounted tickets to concerts and performances such as the Contemporary Music Series let membership-wielders explore the nether regions of audible art that allow for bobbing heads, tapping feet, and pumping fists. Members looking to live out dreams of becoming an artist can enjoy reduced tuition for the museum's art classes and workshops. Groupon buyers get a 15% discount off services from the Museum Frame Shop, and a 10% markdown on merchandise in the museum gift shop can help fill the registry for a wedding between an artist and the world's foremost collector of Pennsylvania-theme mugs.
Since 1910, Hallmark has stocked its shelves with a wide variety of greeting cards, gifts, and thoughtful keepsakes. Patrons can write a formal request for better candy from neighbors with Halloween greeting cards ($0.99+ each) or record a personalized greeting card to document a baby's first words in English or made-up baby language. Keepsake ornaments ($9.95+) inspired by the memorable Peanuts comic strip feature Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown decked out in Halloween costumes, and a variety of scrapbook kits and photo albums help to preserve memories without having to pickle the brain. A large selection of wrapping paper, ribbons, and bags encloses gifts in layers of festivity.
At The Flower Fountain, expert florists encourage smiles and uplift noses by composing contemporary and traditional bouquets. Greet the return of migrating ice-cream-truck herds with a summery spray of orange roses, hot-pink carnations, and matsumoto asters gracing the How Sweet It Is bouquet ($39.95+) or turn to a variety of other warm-weather arrangements. Birthdays and clown-college-graduation parties benefit from the addition of a Basket Full of Wishes, a wicker basket bursting with a chorus of yellow spray roses flanked by asiatic lilies and miniature gerberas ($45.95+). The Garden in Glass ($41.75+) encloses a 5-inch-tall miniature garden of live plants, pebbles, and garden-gnome footprints in a simple glass cylinder. Additionally, customers can gift compatriots with gourmet gift baskets such as the Delicious Delights, stuffed with fresh fruit, cheese, and sausage ($60.95+).
With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.
A family-owned business for more than 40 years, Berry Hill is always adding new finds to its collection of country-living wares, gifts, jewellery, birding and pet equipment, and hobby-farm supplies. An unbreakable wine glass ($17.99) is ideal for repeated kingdom-conquering celebrations, and Scrabble-lovers who don’t mind their words attractively jumbled may don a delicately designed necklace ($19.99) to express such sentiments as “Peace on Earth.” A number of home and cookbooks instruct new homesteaders in the art of living off the grid, exploring such topics as cheesemaking, natural first aid, and potion brewing. And it would be a frozen heart indeed that could resist the ovine companionship of Wooly the Sheep ($29.99), part of the store’s disgracefully cuddly line of Warm Buddies.
Wind n Willow populates its store with myriad home decor, garden accents, jewellery, and store-exclusive items while retaining an accredited interior decorator and home stager on staff. Wash away the remnants of late-night fondue fights with a set of two dishcloths ($7.99), available in vibrant colours such as red, yellow, and green. Vegetables and cookies can be cradled by the grocery stork in small ($24.99) and large ($29.99) double-handled Janetbaskets. Grey garden dove sculptures ($6.99) pep up patios, and short ($14.99) and tall ($16.99) dot planters cultivate floral life. Meanwhile, dazzling rings, broaches, and necklaces ($10+) outfit party-going appendages for evening soirees and ballroom eye exams.
The factory-trained sleep experts at Mattress Matters strive to help customers get up on the right side of the bed with a wide range of mattress brands and types. Clients count fewer sheep than ever before on a Simmons Beautyrest queen set, whose motion-separating, pocketed coil springs and highly trained shepherds fill nights with uninterrupted REM cycles ($699+). Developed by NASA, the Tempur-Pedic bed conforms to every nook and cranny of the body, supporting perfect spinal alignment and comfort ($1,199+). Media mogul Donald Trump's line of luxury slumber vehicles boasts KoolComfort memory foam and a top-layer quilt to caress bodies and minds into dreamland ($849+), and the Sealy Posturpedic's orthopedically correct support aids in creating ache-free days and z-filled nights ($579+).
Nearly 100 store mattress retailer in 4 states, with 10 locations in the Cincinnati area. We carry America's top five mattress brands, including Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Stearns & Foster and Tempur-pedic. We have been in business for 27 years.
With 18,000' of art & framing, Gallery One (est. 1974) is America's Largest Art Source, representing hundreds of artists.
More than 30,000 prints, giclees and originals are in stock, priced from $25 to $50,000 with something for every budget making us a mecca for private and corporate buyers...and interior designers.
Sheraton Furniture’s showroom—filled with contemporary, name-brand furnishings and more than 3,000 special-order fabrics—helps outfit homes with accouterments for sitting, laying, and sprawling out. Prepare a living room for social gatherings or make a damp crawlspace appear more inviting with a cushy sofa ($599+) and a choice of 100 comfortable recliners ($399+). Five-piece wooden dining-room sets ($999+) create sturdy platforms for hearty family meals, and a collection of lamps ($99+) ensures that no one eats in the dark.
Laurel Howes and her team of clothing and style experts help guests pick out gently used designer apparel for women of all sizes and styles. With brands such as Coach, BCBG, White House Black Market, Laurel curates a collection of upscale clothing and helps find pieces to suit any occasion. She invites guests to try on pieces in the large multi-mirrored dressing rooms.