(Nov. 2, 2012) The town of Snow Hill is happy to have three new businesses and an Independent Artists Fair to showcase for First Friday on Nov. 2. This is an excellent opportunity to begin holiday shopping as merchants and gallery owners in the downtown area will stay open until 8 p.m. Visitors will find special discounts, art openings and light refreshments throughout the downtown.
Miss Patti Cake, Snow Hill’s new bakery, has been open a few weeks providing delicious treats. Owner Patti McDermott has just the right desserts and pastries for the holidays. Across Green Street the Emporium Dinette & Ice Cream is under new management and will be serving dinner on First Friday. My Style Fitness Center is open on the corner of Washington Streets, specializing in zumba exercise classes.
The second annual Independent Artisans Fair will be in full swing on the second floor of the firehouse. Artists will have a variety of crafts and art items for holiday giving. The Serenity Shoppe will be among the businesses participating in the Fair which will be open again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You will find paintings by the Dougherty family, Barbara, Elvi and Luke, at the American Art Gallery. Guitarist Nick Haglich will set the mood for the evening.
Antiques by The River offers books, collectibles and antique treasurers that are ideal for holiday giving.
Bishop’s Stock Fine Art and Wine Gallery welcomes local artist Scott Dolby. Wines for tasting will come from Spain.
The Blue Dog Cafe will feature Todd Crosby and WW Tunes while Opposite Directions will be playing at Harvest Moon Tavern.
The Flower Shoppe in Snow Hill is offering a 40-percent discount off all fall items.
Jerry Nolte has been hard at work creating new fall items to sell in his store, Jerry’s Wood Craft at 112 W Green Street. Enjoy apple cider and cookies while you shop.
The Sassy Girl Boutique is featuring holiday items and new jewelry.
The Flower Shop in Snow Hill is offering 15 percent off all fall items.
Artist Nancy Carver Thompson will treat First Friday visitors to a watercolor demonstration in her studio on Pearl Street.
First Fridays are sponsored by Arts on the River, Snow Hill’s Art and Entertainment District, the Worcester County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. For more information, call 410-632 2080.