Grand opening of Artisanand#8217;s co-op offers unique gifts |

Grand opening of Artisanand#8217;s co-op offers unique gifts

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Shopping in Truckee this holiday season just took a turn toward the fantastic. The Artisanand#8217;s Marketplace has opened its doors in the Blue Victorian in Brickelltown. This gallery represents a co-op of 14 talented local artists and is filled to the brim with amazing handmade treasures.

From the whimsical offerings of Ursula Hamimowitz to the precision hand-knit creations of Rebecca Maidmanand#8217;s Rivka Designs, the brilliant fired-glass and elaborate quilts of Cathy and Linda Strand, to the earthy, sacred beauty of Ann Thennesand#8217;s gourds and medicine pieces, the shop is teeming with excitement and one-of-a-kind gifts.

The shop boasts two jewelers: Beth Wilson who designs her Isabel Mirabeau brand and Toni Rockwell brings in her bold fired-glass pendants. Ceramic creations are provided by two gals from the foothills: Rene Sprattling and Marsha Rafter. Chrisi Donovan brings interactive, themed, furniture art.

See and feel the passion for the mountains and the people who live there captured in Kevin Kleinand#8217;s dynamic photography.

And the excitement keeps coming with multi-talented artist Joanne Corsoand#8217;s hand painted cards, watercolors, acrylics, oils and silks. Corso will be in the marketplace on weekends for sit-down, on-site portraits.

With Dave Carpenterand#8217;s Tahoe Mountain Soaps and Holly Beatieand#8217;s High Sierra Botanicals, thereand#8217;s plenty of pure, natural, Earth friendly goodies like essential oil scented soaps, body creams and lotions. For information call (530) 401-8917 or (530) 448-1999.

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