If you are looking for a place to buy Maine items online for the holiday season, this is the place to go to.
WABI TV 5 is reporting on a way to still feed that need to get your arts and crafts purchases in during the pandemic. Maine Jewelry and Art, a retailer based out of downtown Bangor, has launched a shopping website that features products from Maine artisans.
The website was established to try to get sales for artists that usually sell in person at events such as craft fairs, which would be in full swing right now throughout Maine. This 'online storefront' allows artists to be able to sell exclusively to those seeking Maine products.
It is a hope that the online store can help artists generate sales in a time when large, in-person events where artists would generally sell their crafts, are being cancelled due to the pandemic.
What kind of things can you find on this website? Here's a list of the categories:
- Original Artwork
- Note cards
- Jewelry Boxes
- Hats, Scarves & Mittens
- Soaps & Sachets
- Books & Music
- Toys & Hobbies
- Bags & Baskets
- Glass Art
All of these items are made by Maine artisans. Thousands of products are on display on the website and there are more to come as well. Each product has a name, photo, price, and description. You even have the ability to buy with 'Google Pay' and have your items shipped or you can go pick them up.
Here's a little window shopping for you. You can find these items on the website for sale.