Do you have a case of the winter blahs? Cold winter days don’t have to be a recipe for cabin fever! Hendricks County has lots of great restaurants, parks, and fun activities to turn even the drabbest winter afternoon into an adventure just waiting to happen. But here’s a little secret: it also has fantastic shopping! Why not get out of the house and check out something new?
Even if the idea of heading to the mall or grocery store is at the bottom of your favorite activities list, I have a feeling you’ll find a shop or two that you absolutely love in Hendricks County. After all, where else can you learn new painting techniques from a professional artist one day and find a unique children’s toy from Switzerland the next?
Here are some great places to learn something new, find something new, or discover your new favorite treat in Hendricks County:
Artistic Designs Gallery in Brownsburg is a combination of art gallery and studio. Stop in to see original art created by top local, national, and international artists. You’ll find plenty of mediums ranging from watercolors to sculpture. Artistic Designs offers workshops taught by professional artists as well as art classes for all ages. Artistic Designs Gallery is located at 1038 East Main Street.
Do your kids love to collect rocks? Have you ever wanted to learn more about gemstones? Maybe you just want to see that dinosaur relic in person? FROGS-Fossil Rock or Gemstone Store-is the place to go. This store is located at 108 West Main Street in Pittsboro and features jewelry, stone carvings, and more. FROGS also offers classes for those interested in cutting a gemstone or learning jewelry making techniques.
Danville’s Confection Delights is a custom gourmet chocolate shop that offers gorgeous edible delights. Traditional candies are sold by the pound and you’ll also find Savor the Flavor of Hendricks County gift baskets in the shop. These baskets feature products from Hendricks County businesses and are always much appreciated by the recipient! The shop also hosts events and chocolate tasting parties. You’ll find Confection Delights at 57 South Washington Street in Danville.
Wilbur’s Lincolnwood Toy Store at 285 West Main Street in Brownsburg is known for fun and educational toys. Toys, craft kits, and games are chosen for their ability to help children learn and develop socially. You’ll find amazing toys from all over the world.
Searching for the perfect dress? Stop by Ella Mae’s Boutique at 33 South Green Street in Brownsburg to check out the latest boutique offerings.
Seize the Night Designs began as an Etsy shop and became so popular that you can now purchase handcrafted jewelry and other items at a shop located at 51 West Marion in Danville. Ask about custom gifts!
What are some of your favorite places to shop locally?