Artist Jim Shore Signing Event Comes to WILLIAMSBURG Celebrations Store on June 25
WILLIAMSBURG Celebrations hosts artist Jim Shore for a signing event on Saturday, June 25. Shore will meet guests and sign pieces purchased from a Colonial Williamsburg store from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Jim Shore assortment at Celebrations includes the full line of licensed WILLIAMSBURG Jim Shore figurines and introduces several new WILLIAMSBURG ornaments. In addition, some of Jim’s most popular patriotic and holiday figures have been added to the store for the event.
Attendees can register to win a Jim Shore carousel with a retail value of $225.
The signing is open to the public but a Jim Shore collector’s item must be purchased from a WILLIAMSBURG store to participate. Guests who pre-purchase an item are asked to present the receipt from a WILLIAMSBURG store so their item can be signed. The WILLIAMSBURG line of Jim Shore products can be seen at www.williamsburgmarketplace.com. For guests who are unable to attend the event, a limited quantity of select items may be purchased online, signed by Shore on the day of the event and shipped to the customer. Be sure to order early for this limited quantity will go fast.
In 2010 Jim Shore and his exclusive licensee Enesco teamed with Colonial Williamsburg to create a line of decorative accessories inspired by the Historic Area as well as antique quilts and folk art pieces in the Colonial Williamsburg collections. The unmistakable style of Jim Shore combines elements of American folk art with a vibrant color pallet to create fresh new interpretations on traditional themes. His Heartwood Creek line manufactured and distributed by Enesco has brought Jim worldwide fame.
“I have always been inspired by the rich artistic and cultural traditions of Colonial Williamsburg” said Shore. “It’s an incredible resource for a folk artist, a living piece of our shared history. It’s a great honor for me to be associated with this unique American institution.”
Jim Shore is the artist behind one of the premier brands in the gift and decorative home décor industry. Shore’s designs are sold in more than 25,000 retail outlets worldwide with 2010 retail sales exceeding $100 million. Using an authentic style that incorporates a vibrant color pallet and elements from folk art forms including quilting, rosemaling and tole painting, he creates designs steeped in the traditions of America, each one a unique work of art, all unmistakably Jim Shore. Visit www.JimShore.com for more information.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at colonialwilliamsburg.com.