World-renowned artist partners with Bethlehem retailer to craft unique Christmas ornament

A well-known Bethlehem property decor retailer is partnering with a environment-renowned artist to provide patrons an special Xmas Town Cityscape ornament.

Domaci previously this 12 months released its collaboration with artist Lisa Kelechava, president and founder of Joy to the Entire world Collectibles. The ornament currently is available in confined quantities at the store at 523 Principal St. as aspect of downtown Bethlehem’s Christmas in July party. The function operates from now right up until July 25 with enterprises taking part in numerous activities and presenting patrons promotions.

The hand-painted glass ornament was made in Europe and created by learn artisans. It pays homage to Bethlehem, featuring its cityscape and familiar landmarks like the Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces Central Moravian Church’s steeple and historic Primary Avenue.

Bethlehem was christened “Christmas Metropolis, USA” in December of 1937. Given that then, people flock around the world throughout the holiday getaway year to embrace its many traditions. Domaci co-founders Warren and Derrick Clark mentioned the pair had the likelihood to fulfill Kelechava, an Allentown indigenous, before this calendar year at the AmericasMart Atlanta Market in Ga.

The house owners desired to present patrons a little something specific this calendar year amid the coronavirus pandemic, Warren Clark reported.

“To be in a position to collaborate with another person like Lisa with her astounding talent and her unique link to the place was just outside of what we could have even imagined when we began the task,” he reported.

Kelechava named the venture “near and dear” to her coronary heart, noting her family at this time lives in Bethlehem and she is a Lehigh College graduate. Kelechava has crafted holiday getaway ornaments since setting up her enterprise in 1998. At this time, the firm presents seven distinct collections and more than 1,200 ornaments in its open line, she claimed.

“Christmas Metropolis is really unique to me,” Kelechava added.

The Clarks strategy to carry the ornament right up until it is offered out, and then it will only be designed offered in the course of the vacation season. Further “Christmas in July” promotions at Domaci involve comprehensive, progress entry of the store’s holiday break decor collection and in-retailer and social media giveaways, as properly as a 25% discounted on all getaway objects, like the Xmas City Cityscape ornament during July.

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Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may well be attained at [email protected].