Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and Carol Black-Lemon, artist
As a journalist, I’m usually covering stories on the weekend. Today was the first Saturday I had free in a long time. I looked up NJ Events and saw that the West Orange Arts Council was having a Mother’s Day Shopping Boutique event. For those in the area, it’s happening again tomorrow (Sunday, May 6, 2018) from 1 to 5 p.m. at 551 Valley Road, West Orange, New Jersey.
This event was so cool, I just had to blog about it! Check out all the links and maybe you can guess which artists I purchased from. It was a tough choice!
Carol Black-Lemon (www.blacklemonart.com) has original paintings, plus handmade jewelry.
Vivienne O’Neill (https://www.etsy.com/shop/vivienneoneill) has unique handmade fashion accessories, home furnishings, and all-natural beauty items, including natural soap made with goat’s milk.
JDenaro (https://shop.aboutfacejdenaro.com/) is a fashion designer who has unique t-shirts, pillows and much more.
Sheila N. Kibutu (http://www.shiiscollection.com/) has incredible jewelry.
Sheila N. Kibutu, jewelry artist
I hope you enjoyed checking out all the artist’s websites and remember to buy local whenever you can! ❤
For more information on the West Orange Arts Council, go here: http://www.woarts.org/
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an author and award-winning journalist. Her latest book, “The Gypsy Smiled” can be purchased on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-ebook/dp/B074VC7MT9