‘Made in Haverhill’ Holiday Shop to Open Downtown

Emily Lawrence-Boulger, founder of Shoe Town Art Center.

Emily Lawrence-Boulger, founder of Shoe Town Art Center.

Career Resources Corporation (CRC) and Shoe Town Art Center are joining forces to open the first ever “Made in Haverhill” pop-up holiday shop in downtown Haverhill.

The store opens to the public Monday, Nov. 30, at 30 Emerson St. An open house also takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 6 p.m. The store accepts artwork and products on consignment, and encourages submissions from people who live, work, and/or are from Haverhill.

“Since the beginning of our partnership with Shoe Town Art Center we’ve had tremendous success! We are excited to expand the collaboration into the community. Creating new expressive outlets and employment opportunities for people with disabilities is core to our mission.” said CRC Chief Executive Officer Bradley Howell.

“The main goal of the project is to establish a low cost gallery space/venue for artists and artisans in the Haverhill area. During the holiday season adults with disabilities, organized by the non-profit Career Resources Corporation, will run the shop along with professional job trainers, coaches and volunteers,” said a joint statement.

The store will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Since 1968, CRC has assisted people with disabilities to live, work and fully engage within their communities. Emily Lawrence-Boulger, founder of Shoe Town Art Center, created the center after noticing there were not many after school opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.

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