Artisan Gift Shop
Open to the Public – New Members Welcome!*
Hours & Location
Artisan Gift Shop
Located in White Horse Park, next to the Farmer's Market and across from the Administration Building on 239 Ocean Parkway.
Now accepting cash and credit cards!
The Artisan Gift Shop is an extension of the Pine'eer Craft Club, a local group started in 1974. Members create handmade gift items, home décor, jewelry and so much more and then sell it in this retail store. Profits from these sales are donated back to the Ocean Pines community in the form of donations to the Police and Fire departments, Parks and Recreation Department, free Summer Concerts In the Park, Veterans Memorial and more.
Visit the shop to view beautiful, handmade items. Come often, as the merchandise is always changing. As merchandise sells, crafters are always making new items. And, as new crafters join the club, new categories of items expand the inventory.
The Artisan Gift Shop has a large selection of gift-giving items, such as jewelry sets, earrings and bracelets, and beautiful handbags and totes. A baby section includes crocheted blankets, hats, sweaters, plaques, baby bibs and more. There are also home décor items, many of them with a beach theme, including wreaths, wood plaques, floral arrangements, towels, coasters, runners and more. The shop even features floral arrangements with flowers made from seashells and fish scales. Members create handmade pottery items and stained glass items. Beautiful paintings, fabric-backed plates, mosaic mirrors, pictures made from jewelry, and pillows of all designs are also available. The shop also offers a complete line of doll-wear for American Girl dolls.
The Craft Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at the Ocean Pines Community Center on 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. All meetings are open to the public.
Join the club for refreshments at 9:45 a.m. A business meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m. After the meeting, the club offers a craft project for those who wish to participate. Preregistration is required, so the club can have enough supplies. A small fee is charged to cover the cost of supplies.
Current information regarding the next meeting and craft project are on display in the shop window. To preregister and for more information, call Program Chair Cathie Rodefer at 443-783-2937.
Crafter of the Month
The Pine’eer Craft Club of Ocean Pines announced Barbara Papavero Loffler as the January Crafter of the Month.
Loffler has been a resident of Ocean Pines since 1996. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she has lived and worked in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. She was a medical technologist in clinical and research laboratories, a technical director, and a senior sales representative for medical equipment and pharmaceuticals.
Since moving to the Eastern Shore, Loffler has immersed herself in the community by volunteering at various organizations in a variety of positions. She is currently membership chair for the Friends of the Ocean Pines Library.
Loffler most recently joined the Pine’eer Craft Club and has combined her love of flowers and nature with expressions of inspiration, and transferred that into photographs. She enjoys taking pictures, mostly outdoors at the beach or in the park, and loves to mark the change of seasons. Her two favorite inspirational quotes are, “Do small things with great love” and “This, above all, to thine own self be true.”
You can see Barbara’s inspirational photographs and other unique, hand-made items at the Artisan Gift Shop in White Horse Park, located at 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. The shop is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Craft Club hosts two Craft Fairs each year. The Arts and Crafts Festival is held outdoors and indoors on the first Saturday in August from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in White Horse Park and the Ocean Pines Community Center. Local vendors and additional vendors from surrounding states provide many crafted items for sale. Food and music offered during the event makes for a fun day out. Vendors who want more information may call Jacki Kollar at 410-641-6414. Food vendors may Barbara Stilwell at 410-208-6751.
The Winter Wonderland Holiday Artisan & Craft Fair is held indoors in the Ocean Pines Community Center on the first Saturday in November, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. A large number of crafters attend, making the event perfect for those seeking holiday gifts. Vendors interested in participating may call Barbara O’Connor at 410-208-2944.
At both events, the Craft Club offers its famous homemade bake sale.
Contact shop co-managers Diane Denk, 410-600-4237, or Kathy Hill, 410-370-8252, for information on displaying and selling handcrafted merchandise at the Artisan Gift Shop in Ocean Pines.
*Profits from the sale of merchandise in this shop and from annual craft fairs are given back to the community in the form of donations, each year. Since the shop's inception, more than $160,000 has been given back to Ocean Pines.
Volunteers are essential to every aspect of the Artisan Gift Shop. They provide support and manpower to allow the club and the shop to operate to its full potential.
Becoming a member of the club is only $15 yearly. Members may put items in the shop and take advantage of the benefits of the club.