After driving past the eye-catching sign at the Mansfield Art Center for roughly four years, I finally had an opportunity to stop by and see what it was all about, and I was extremely upset that I had not gone in sooner!
This extraordinary gift shop is full of internationally sourced goods, gifts, jewelry, instruments, textiles, and essentially everything you could think of. As if the gifts and crafts themselves weren’t good enough, they are all purchased from the craftsman by the shop owners directly, cutting out any middle man on shipping costs.
The couple who owns the shop travel to countless countries to procure these goods, and the owner’s wife was just arriving from Ecuador during my last visit to the shop. We were also given a bit of insight within the shop’s past, and certain goods.
The Art Center opened about 26 years ago, originally as a gallery, and after owners began traveling 25 years ago, it “morphed into international crafts”.
I was also informed that the scarves sold at the shop are made in Quito, Ecuador, and are only made for the Mansfield Art Center and Eddie Bauer.
This unique gift shop has every gift you could possibly need, and based on personal experience, you will not be able to resist buying for yourself as well.
Learn more about them here and check out some photos below!