Shopping Local

Heartwood Gallery leads rebirth of ‘Quicktown’


Photographs by Lara Hightower

Anita and Edward Hejtmanek, founders of Heartwood Gallery, pause in front of a display of Anita’s stained glass jewelry.

Holiday shoppers hoping to choose gifts from 30 of the area's premier artists have a wonderful opportunity to do just that at the Heartwood Gallery, located in South Fayetteville. The 16-year-old artist cooperative -- which offers one-stop shopping for handmade pottery, paintings, jewelry, photography, woodworking and more -- will host two special holiday events in the month of December.


Progressive Shopping Party

From 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, start at one of six locally owned shops in Fayetteville:

Heartwood Gallery

428 S. Government Ave.

Shopping from 30 local artists in one place is sure to help you cross off several of your gift list requirements.

Crimson and Clover

426 S. Government Ave.

This intimate clothing boutique sells handmade children’s clothing with a vintage flair. The selection also includes vintage clothing for adults.

The Handmade Market

1504 N. College Ave.

This happy store’s offerings includes quirky gifts, gourmet food and drink, bath and body items, greeting card and paper goods and original art by local artists.

Freckled Hen Farmhouse

572 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Lifestyle blogger (and social media sensation) Natalie Freeman calls her store “a modern day general store brimming with refined home provisions and quality farm supplies.”

Collier Drug Store

100 W. Dickson St.

Collier Drug Stores just celebrated 100 years of business in the Northwest Arkansas area. Their flagship store on Dickson is much more than your average drug store and carries a wide selection of unusual gifts that are perfect for folks of all ages.

Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters

1494 N. College Ave.

Located in Evelyn Hills Shopping Center, Uncle Sam’s carries a large variety of outdoor goods, including camping equipment, apparel and military surplus — just what you need for the outdoor enthusiast on your gift list.

Nightbird Books

205 W. Dickson St.

For over 10 years now, Nightbird Books has been supplying Northwest Arkansas with a broad — yet perfectly curated — selection of books from the cozy confines of its Dickson St. store.

French Metro Antiques

200 W. Dickson St.

Find gorgeous antiques at this 7,000-square-foot store, a direct importer of fine French antique furnishings, art and accessories.

Treasures from Africa

1516 N. College Ave.

Located in Evelyn Hills Shopping Center, this unique store carries handmade goods from the upper East region of Ghana,West Africa. Proceeds from sales help the owners support relatives in the region by proving them with clothes, shoes, books, medical supplies and clean water wells.

INFO — 443-2080


Holiday Open House

WHEN — 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 9

WHERE — Heartwood Gallery, 428 S. Government Ave. in Fayetteville

COST — Free

INFO — 444-0888

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