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Lowell Shopping Extravaganza Opens Friday, November 18th

Christmas Through Lowell is a three-day extravaganza that attracts shoppers from all over the State of Michigan. Kick off your holiday shopping season in Historic Lowell at the 25th Annual Christmas Through Lowell event. Check their website at ChristmasThroughLowell.org for brochure and lodging information.

The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce presents over 50 homes, churches and businesses that are unique and one-of-a-kind locations. Over 300 artists and crafters will showcase their gifts and creations. On your Christmas Through Lowell shopping event, you will find handmade items, including Christmas decorations, folk art and fine art, jewelry, specialty gifts, antiques and re-found treasures, primitives and garden art, crocheted and knitted crafts, hand-crafted purses, bags and totes, home-made rugs and quilts and so much more.

Their 2016 featured artist home is ” Studio Downes”

Each year, the Christmas Through Lowell committee chooses one location as their Featured Artist to be highlighted during their promotions. This year, Studio Downes, located at 9693 Downes Road, Lowell has been chosen.

Studio Downes has been participating in Christmas Through Lowell for the past five years. Artists who will provide their specialty items include Mary Jo, Janel, Anne, Chelsea and Julie. You will find painted items, refurbished furniture, scarves, jewelry, home décor, bags, baskets, wreaths and inspirational signs, ranging in price from $1 to $5,000. Open Friday and Saturday, they look forward to greeting many new and return customers.

When asked what they enjoy about being a part of Christmas Through Lowell each year, the response was, “We participate for the warm connections that surround people this time of year. We are a group of friends that have similar tastes and enjoy collaborating to create a fun and inspiring space to share our creations.” They add, “Our favorite thing about Christmas Through Lowell is all the fun we have seeing new faces. It’s great to be part of a well-managed event year after year.”

The Christmas Through Lowell brochures are available at all stops on the tour along with a stamp card. By having your card stamped at 20 locations, you may leave it at one of the locations to be entered into a door prize drawing. The brochures will be inserted into the Saturday, November 12th Lowell Buyers Guide and Sunday, November 13th Grand Rapids Press.

Shopping always makes one hungry. Eat in one of their charming restaurants or the several stops that serve luncheons on the tour. Need lodging for your visit? Check the rates offered by Chamber Members Main Street Inn, Candlestone Golf and Resort, River Edge Bed & Breakfast and Gathering Place.