New Shop in Brewer Showcases Maine Artisans 

A new business opened in Brewer this weekend.It’s called Cottageville Crafts and Gift Shop, but you won’t find just anything in this shop. It carries hand made items by maine artists.Owner Kristina Kenny says she and her mother Lee-Ann Kenny decided to open up shop after having been involved in many arts and craft shows in Maine, something that they’ve always been passionate about.They decided there should be a store to showcase all the talent the state has to offer.Kenny says they found many of the artists advertising by word of mouth.Some items included at the store are bird houses, wishing wells, wood burning and others.Door prizes and lunch were on hand at the grand opening. “It’s great because there’s a lot of talent in Maine and you know and things like that so to be able to have a shop where everything is right here instead of going to craft fairs and stuff its all right here,” Kristina Kenny told TV5 on Saturday.The store is located on South Main Street in Brewer.The store’s regular hours will be Wednesday through Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Kenny says she is hoping to extend the hours once the word is out about the shop.