Shop and Support Local Makers
Berwyn attracts creatives of all kinds. Our resident makers and artists provide a seemingly endless catalog of options to make your home more beautiful and functional. Delight the young person in your life with a charmingly handcrafted Hope Houses WorkShop dollhouse. They offer more than just dollhouses, with tree houses and shops too, as well as other wooden toys and books. Their buy one-give one program means your gift keeps on giving.
Set a reminder for the third Saturday of the month between February and December. You’ll want to remember to head to the JLH Craft & Vintage Market at the Friendly Coffee Lounge. Organized by local artist Jessy Laubis, this much-anticipated event offers jewelry, upcycled art, one-of-a-kind pieces including ceramics, screen-printed tees, handbags, natural beauty and bath products, vintage houseware, and more.
For those seeking fine art filled with emotion and inspired by the desire to create connections, look no further than the local artist behind Antonia Ruppert Fine Art. Custom paintings and other work, including inspirational cards, are available. Berwyn Betty’s Bath and Body has , we think, a fantastic name and the best bath bombs, scrubs, and soap to back it up. Want to feel even better about Berwyn Betty’s? This mission-driven business employs people with disabilities … and they also host great parties.
If you want to be a part of the art yourself, look into Joel Gonzalez of WeOurStory’s visual storytelling photography that captures the human spirit on camera. Get a sneak peek on his Berwyn-centric Instagram page (@storiesofberwyn).
Print and graphic designer and comic book writer Raf Nieves, known as Unca Raffy, is just the person to ask about creating a drawing of your favorite Berwyn building. He creates posters, prints, and cards of nearby neighborhoods, too, as well as other gorgeous images.