They opened their doors one year ago. On Saturday, April 3, the Village Tinker celebrated their first year in business with a showcase of all the artists, craftsmen and special touches that make the store unique.
The Spring Open House featured demonstrations of wood turning, etching on eggs, bead weaving, needle punch and portrait art. Featured craftsmen and artists included Tom Sciple, Phil Huff, Jean Terry, Darlene Bakos and Andy England.
Other events of the day were special displays and presentations by featured artists, including Robinella, Party Perfections, Karen Dwyer, Jessica Ernsberger, Joe White, Amy Turner, Maggie Knight and Lois Armstrong.
Village Tinker owners also treated customers to a little “present” of their own by offering sales and discounts during the birthday celebration. The shop features crafts, children’s dress-up clothing, wood carvings, gourd art, stained glass, amber jewelry, greeting cards, handbags, aprons, inspirational items and wooden toys and puzzles.
The Village Tinker is located at 417 W. Broadway. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.