SHOP ROANOKE FOR THE HOLIDAYS for Something Extra Special

Roanoke has become one of Indiana’s most treasured small towns bustling with locally owned specialty shops and restaurants that provide the old-fashioned, personable and enjoyable Holiday shopping experience.

On November 12th and 13th, Roanoke’s shops and restaurants will all be open and festively decorated for its special town-wide Holiday Open House Celebration. Roanoke’s charming historic downtown provides the perfect setting to actually enjoy shopping. All of its shops are locally owned and operated offering the special and the unique for holiday gift buying.

The Emporium at Joseph Decuis will be featuring samples of their Signature gourmet foods and on Saturday from 1-5pm tastings of these foods will be enjoyed along with a tasting of wines from its new wine shop. Its wine director will be on hand to make recommendations for holiday dinners and gifts.

The Inn at Joseph Decuis, decorated for the Holidays, will be open for tours and will offer holiday gift certificates on Saturday from 1-4pm with horse-drawn carriage rides for that special old time fun and charm.

Fabrics & Friends Quilt Shop on First Street will celebrate its Grand Opening. It is a fabric lovers’ dream with prints and solids of every color and pattern imaginable as well as a multitude of quilting accessories.
Opening on November 12th and open only on Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas, is the Renaissance Art Gallery on Main Street. The gallery is a co-op of seven artists from Roanoke’s Renaissance Art show. The art for sale will range from oil paintings to pottery, photography, wood turnings and custom jewelry.

For those special home accessories and unique gift items shop at: Gems, Glory Days Mercantile, Paper Moon, Rescued Relics and Spring Meadow Furniture; for delicious holiday baked goods and gourmet foods:, Grandma Sue’s Home-made Pies, La Dolce Vita and Sweet Cinnsations; and more art and custom framing at Crestwoods Village Shop.

After an enjoyable day of shopping, kick back and enjoy drinks and dinner at Roanoke’s downtown locally owned award winning restaurants: The Village Inn and Joseph Decuis. Both restaurants offer gift certificates which are perfect to round out the Roanoke Holiday shopping experience.

For media inquiries please contact:
Alice Eshelman; or 260-672-1715.

Opening on November 12th and open only on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6pm until Christmas, is the Renaissance Art Gallery located on Main Street next to Zent Commons. The gallery is a co-op of artists from Roanoke’s Renaissance Art show in October who are selling unique, handcrafted works of art for the Holiday Season.

The artists are:
Penny French-Deal, award winning impressionist painter who works primarily with oils on linen and many of her paintings are often based on inspiration drawn from the Indiana countryside.

School House Stoneware, by Linnéa Bartling who makes functional stoneware pieces that are meant to be used and enjoyed. Her botanical line of pottery uses nature and leaves as a theme and she creates vases, platters, plates, mugs and ornaments for use and enjoyment.

Jewelry by Jane, is artist Jane Seely whose work is a one of a kind design which she explains is “from everyday to your special day.” She works with sterling silver and gold filled wire with pendants, stones, Swarovski crystals and genuine gems. Seely has a special line of jewelry for weddings, custom made for the occasion.

Perry Collins is a local Roanoke resident who loves photographing landscape and nature. His photos come from travels throughout the United States and the Island of Saint Martin and he is especially fond of old barns. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has purchased a number of his prints and will use them for a traveling display throughout NE Indiana to promote art.

Jeff Skiver presents handcrafted wood turnings in the form of bowls, vessels, boxes and ornaments. Skiver uses a variety of woods in his projects, taking into account on each one, the natural beauty and grain of the wood which has grown and been harvested in Indiana woods.

Suzanne Rogers, photographer, loves nature and the outdoors and her series of equine portraits has gained a following from fellow horse lovers.

Adam Gayer is an accomplished oil and watercolor painter. At sixteen he has held several acclaimed showings across the country. Adam is a painter to keep an eye on for the future but enjoy his work here in Roanoke.