12 Shops of Christmas {2014} – Artist @Heart, Libertyville

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Welcome to Little Lake County’s 12 Shops of Christmas! Each day for 12 days we will feature a wonderful local retailer as a way of encouraging our community to shop local this holiday season.

When you buy local you are making an investment in yourself and your community. Learn more about these unique shops doing business close to home.

Artist @Heart
Artist @Heart
You know how much we love the toddler art classes at Artist @Heart. If that’s all you know about this family owned studio { Libertyville} then you are missing out on a hidden gem for finding (or creating) one of a kind and artistic gifts.

Vicki Tucker, the artist and owner, is the energy behind Artist @Heart and she can help you find the perfect gift. If you are looking for one of kind artistic pieces head to the Libertyville location. Just off the party room Vicki displays and sells not only her own artwork and paintings but jewelery, small sculpture, home decor and more from local artists.

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Photo via Artist @Heart

If you have an artistic kid both locations carry Farber Castle and other high quality art supplies and kits. These aren’t your generic kits that you will find at a big box store. These are high quality materials and supplies! Not sure what to get or where to start? Ask Vicki! She’s got a wealth of experience and can point you to the kits that are most age appropriate. We also love to get the kits some of the colored pencils (they are such a great quality they hardly ever break) and a small sketch pad to take with them for the Christmas car ride.

Artist @Heart also carries the popular Spirograph and Fashion Plate kits. Not sure if your kits can use them, or want them? Follow Artist @Heart on Facebook, many weekends they have samples out to play with and try for FREE! A perfect way to test out a gift before you commit.

Photo Via Artist @Heart
Photo Via Artist @Heart

Artist @Heart is also perfect for making those hand crafted Pinterest pins a reality. You can paint canvases, do mosaics, ceramics, and more! If you can dream it Vicki can help you do it. Bring your creativity and Pinterest inspiration to open studio hours (anytime the studio is open) and create a one of a kind Christmas present!

Photo via Artis @Heart
Photo via Artist @Heart

Ceramics are a perfect way to commemorate the size of your children now (think handprints, fingerprints) in a useful piece! Make your very own Santa cookie plate, make dad a coffee mug for work or make Grandma a beautiful serving platter. Ceramics do need to be fired, so you don’t get to take them home the day you paint them, be sure to schedule time to get it done before the holiday.

Artist @Heart is  currently running a special: With every purchase in store now through December 23 you will be entered to win a free day of Art Camp (a $60 value).

Artist @Heart
344 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
847-816-4865
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Disclosure: Artist @Heart is a Little Lake County paid advertising partner
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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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