(via Zakiya Summers of Lady Godiva Productions)
The first retail store to open since Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr. announced the redevelopment of Highway 80 in West Jackson will celebrate its Grand Opening this week. Elim’s Art Concepts will hold a ribbon-cutting of its second location at 1434 Ellis Avenue next to WINGSTOP onThursday, November 18, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. The celebration will continue with refreshments and wine, a live band, and art showing at 6:30 p.m. Owner Harold Hart will also introduce the new Elim’s gift card, which can be purchased during the grand opening just in time for the holidays. People can view all types of art in the 3,000 square foot space.
“We are so excited to become a part of the West Jackson retail community,” says Hart, whose first store is located inside the Jackson Medical Mall. “We are looking forward to bringing exceptional art concepts to this part of town and making a difference in the overall economic impact of the area.”
Elim’s specializes in custom framing including hand-crafted statues in shadowboxes, canvases, mirrors, mounted jerseys and other sports memorabilia, framed photographs, diplomas and certificates, newspaper articles, posters, and decorative art. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hart says he also plans to host framing workshops in the near future. Music will be provided by Kolectiv Rhythm and door prizes will be given away. The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership is hosting the ribbon-cutting.
For more information, call Zakiya Summers at 601.955.9761.