What a warm, wonderful spirit of celebration there was in Downtown Douglasville yesterday! Tuoia, a gallery, custom frame shop and boutique, had its official Grand Opening to-do and Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. The shop has been open for a couple of months now, so a lot of area folks have become acquainted with Tuoia’s co-owner and resident artist Mausi, and were ready to celebrate Tuoia’s big day with her.
The weather was just above freezing, but not even the frigid temperatures could put a chill on the festivities. It didn’t hurt, however, that Mausi had Cabin Fever Roasters’ owner Rick Aloisi bring in his wonderful coffee. Also aboard for the afternoon was Woody Anderson, who brought his acoustic guitar and soulful voice, adding the perfect vibe to the event.
What’s in store
If you’ve visited Tuoia, I don’t have to tell you that you’ll receive a warm welcome from Mausi or her sister and co-owner Juanita. You’ll also be able to have almost anything you can imagine preserved in a custom frame, purchase lovely ready-made frames, or buy a gift for an art lover or someone who appreciates handmade items. Tuoia will soon host “Dip & Dabble,” where Mausi will guide participants in painting their own work of art. I’m really looking forward to that event.
Where to find Tuoia
Tuoia is an acronym for “The Uniqueness of it All,” an apt description. The shop is located in historic downtown Douglasville, at 6786 Broad Street, next door to Station Loft Works. Follow Tuoia on Facebook to hear when they’re planning events or see when they have new handmade items available.