Unique gift items can be found at VSA Wisconsin gift shop

Glass blown ornaments by Jon Wos. Photo by VSA Staff

By Kathie Wagner
VSA Wisconsin

The gift giving season is just around the corner. Need ideas for those on your list? Check out the unique items featuring the work of artists with disabilities at the VSA Wisconsin Gallery gift shop, 1709 Aberg Ave., Suite 1.

Browse through the shop and discover notecards featuring images of mosaic murals created during VSA Wisconsin artist residencies. Buy one-of-a-kind blown glass Christmas ornaments, wine stoppers and pendants created by Jon Wos, who was recently featured on Wisconsin Public Television. A limited supply of holiday note cards and ceramic mugs featuring the artwork of local artist Robert Hanneman is also available. And don’t forget to take a look at the very popular “Boonduck” decoys created by Dan Sullivan. Each decoy is hand-carved out of barn timbers, fence posts, pier pilings and other weathered wood using antique rasps, rifflers, chisels, saws and other hand tools.

The gift shop is open Monday–Thursday, 9 am‒4 pm or by appointment. Proceeds from the sale of these items will be used to support arts programs conducted by VSA Wisconsin. For more information go to vsawis.org/exhibitions_sales/art_for_sale.