Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey - Places to Go and Things to Do

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, and encouraging exploration of South Jersey.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Main Street Art Wants to Inspire YOU!: Paint and Sip Parties & More!

Stopped in at Main Street Art today and bought myself a great fun pendant made with a vintage stamp.  You know I love all things postal, so it was a fun present for myself.

I am up to Chapter 11 of The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron, which is a book about how to re-stoke your creative furnace.  My latest artist projects have been family heirloom scrapbooking, and as you know cards and postcards made with old family photos:  part of my "What to do with your family history" efforts.  How can we interest others in what we find fascinating, the lives of those who came before us.

Anyhow, Diane has Paint & Sip Parties:  Birthday parties, Girl's Night Out, Bachelorette Parties, Baby Showers, Team Building, You name the Occasion = $30 per painter.  There are kids parties too, for $20 per painter.  Only 6 people needed for a party, so if you have always wanted to give it a try, here's the place, and this is the time!  Go for it!  Diane Paul also offers Art Lessons and Workshops for adults or kids.  For more information call 856-979-5356 or go to

Diane and I know one another from our student days at Rutgers The State University, in Camden, where we were printmaking majors.  

Coming Soon ENJOY FREE COFFEE while shopping and creating: cards, jewelry, pottery, photography, candles - Walk in Art Projects include create puzzle for $5 each!  

You Know how I enjoy local journals, newspapers, and such.  I picked up a copy of The Maple Shade Messenger, and Diane was featured on the front page:  Main Street Art Wants to Inspire You!  Main Street Art, 18 East Main Street, Maple Shade, NJ 08052 also diane@mainstreetartnj.com

Diane also had a great variety of wonderful gifts for that upcoming birthday, housewarming, anniversary or any important occasion.  There is jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, clothing, crochet work, art objects of a great many kinds, and paintings by  many artists at reasonable prices.  I have bought jewelry, gifts, and small paintings from Diane's shop for myself and for my friends' birthdays.  Drop in and visit and look around.  You won't be disappointed!

By the way, there is parking in a municipal lot in the back of the shops on Main Street.  And a flyer that I picked up remind us that the classes and offerings change often so check in at the web site for updated information, hours and changes!

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