Monday, July 29, 2013

Magnets are not just for your refrigerator.

We have a very clever artist here at The Gift Shop who turns her photographs into 3" x 5" magnets! You can put them on your 'fridge, but you will want to display them anywhere as little works of art. The colors are wonderful. The subjects vary from floral, landscape, architectural, urban landscape, and purely artistic.

You will want to check them out.

While you are at the Gift Shop, take a look at the newest exhibit in The Art Center galleries. The name of the exhibit is "Chromophobe". The name says it all. Artists were asked to create works almost devoid of color, using texture, light, and a limited palette to convey their art.
Upstairs in the Community Gallery, the exhibit entitled "Black and White" is on display. The works all explore the use of black and white only. It is serendipitous that the two shows are on at the same time!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Who doesn't like Soap?

Soap at The Gift Shop is anything but ordinary.

Add color, a lovely fragrance, and pretty packaging, and you have an easy gift. Maybe you just want to have that new fragrance in your own soap dish.

Want to make it fun for you kids wash-up? Try giving them "Kid Soap". It's soap with a toy inside. Your kids get a prize just for getting clean - and the soap smells good! Beware: adults also like this soap. It's like a good joke every time you grab that bar.

Update to the change to our walls. We recently asked our 2D / wall-art artists to refresh their work. We hung the new pieces, and had sales right away! Change can be good.

*These are the last days of our 20% off for members sale. Don't forget to check us out for your gifting needs.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Gifts for Him

Sometimes it is hard to find something special for the men in your life. Here at The Gift Shop, we have some good choices.

 How about these hand crafted, realistic, fishing lures? Each one comes in it's own special wooden box.

We also have chunky leather wrist bands. in various colors and styles. Also featured are hammered silver wrist-wear for men. Some have copper inlays, each has a stylish burnished finish.

Friday, July 19, 2013

New wall art at The Gift Shop

We recently asked our wall art and 2D artists to bring in new pieces to refresh our walls. Thanks to those artists and our hanging crew (headed by  "placement Guru" Louise), The Gift Shop walls are filled with wonderful new pieces of art.

Come on in and see the changes.

*And don't forget the BIG July Sale! 20% off any purchases over $20 for members of  Anton Art Center.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Glass Art is very special at The Gift Shop

The glass pieces you will find here at The Gift Shop are varied, and beautiful. Our artists use color, light, and various glass-working techniques in their creations. Some work is practical, some decorative, all are wonderful to look at!

We have lovely glass vases. The artist has used fused glass, and structural elements.

Some glass has been slumped to form candle holders, fused into fun wall pieces, or blown / molded into paperweights.

We also have a glass artist who combines glass and photographic images to make coasters and cutting boards.
Check-out these pretty pieces and more here at The Gift Shop.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gift Shop cards are small pieces of Art

We have quite an eclectic choice in the cards we offer at The Gift Shop. Our artists have used photography, watercolor, collage, fabric, and pen & ink to create their cards. Each card can be a small piece of art, ready to be framed in its own right!
Most are blank inside, ready for your personal message...others have their own special message inside.

                                                            We offer individual cards....

                                                               and packages of cards.

Come in and take a look!

And don't forget to visit The Anton Art Center galleries while you are here.
The group show "In Black & White" will be on display July 14-August 4 , with an opening reception July 14 from 1pm to 3pm. This show features works in all media from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores, the Mount Clemens Art Association, and  the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Inc. A great representation of artists here in Southeast Michigan.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Books at The Gift Shop

We have a variety of books, including Art books, books and calendars with local interest, and children's books.
The Art books we have are compilations of the work of artists that have shown in the galleries at the Anton Art Center. Our books of  local interest include historic works about Mt. Clemens and its people and a calendar of  iconic City of Detroit scenes. Right now we also have a very special children's book entitled "Butterfly Ears". An enchanting story any child will love.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Gift Shop has games and toys.

Here at The Gift Shop we haven't forgotten about gifts for kids (or the kid in you).
We have hand carved and painted wooden animals, fun polymerclay switch plate covers, and ceramic banks.

Our very clever sock coin banks, and traveling "Find It" bags are popular.

"Butterfly Ears" is a beautiful book for children, written and illustrated by one of our artists, The "Kid Soap" has a toy surprise in each bar.

Come in and see what we have, the kids will love it!

*And don't forget about our July Sale. All through the month of July, if you purchase over $20, and you are a member of The Art Center, you will get 20% off your purchases. You can use this discount all through July, over and over again! It's a great time to stock up on gifts, renew your membership, or become a member. Visit for membership information.

Monday, July 1, 2013

We have Summery totes and purses.

Here at The Gift Shop we are ready for summer with colorful and oh-so-functional totes and purses.
Our totes are water-resistant, bright, and large enough to carry all of your beach or pool gear. All are well crafted. Some have extra pockets.

We also carry smaller cloth purses in different sizes. They are each beautifully hand painted, and they each tell their own story.