“As well as an opportunity to shop for distinctive gifts and handmade items, Gifts Galore is also an opportunity for artists, local vendors and business owners to come together and share their talents,” she said. “It’s a community event.”
The idea for the event that started in 2009 came from Weinberg’s interest in connecting with other artists and local businesses in east Cobb.
“It’s also a reflection of my own lifestyle. The people, products, services and businesses showcased are ones I personally admire and use,” she said.
The setting has artists and vendors in a relaxed indoor/outdoor environment. The show will include jewelry makers, garden sculptor, fine art photography, mixed media, spa products, fashion accessories, personalized gifts, two authors, a ballroom dance studio, hair salon and several other unique artisans.
“I thought it would be a good concept for small businesses to work together,” she said. Weinberg owns LRH Designs, a division of Silkscapes, a women’s hand painted clothing and accessories company. She started the company in 1978 in Washington, D.C. She created the concept while living in the Philippines with her husband, Winker Weinberg, an infectious diseases doctor who was stationed with the U.S. Navy from 1982 to 1984.
A fiber artist, Weinberg has gone back to her roots creating more handcrafted items.
“I started out making mostly hand painted silks. Fashion has changed, so I have evolved as well,” she said. Weinberg now creates hand-painted clothing in cotton as well as jewelry and handbags.
“Gifts Galore provides a unique opportunity to see things you wouldn’t necessarily see. (The vendors) have unique items. They’re all unique,” she said.
Visit Gifts Galore on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information and a list of participants, visit www.somersetgiftsgalore.com or search for the event on Facebook.