Shop Till You Drop at Delavan’s Maxwell Street Days

Calling all discount divas, savvy shoppers, and deal dashers, Delavan’s Maxwell Street Days are back, Friday, August 6th and Saturday, August 7th! This is your chance to check out that cute little boutique you’ve been driving past for months, finally stop in to the antique stores, and grab a sweet treat from your favorite ice cream shop all at once while shopping the best sales of the season.

This year, Maxwell Street Days will not only feature incredible sidewalk sales from your favorite downtown businesses, but the historic brick street will be lined with over 15 local makers, crafters, vendors, and farmers selling unique treasures and delicious goodies galore. Participating vendors include:

  • Betty’s Sewn Gadgets – Handmade Crafts
  • Beulah Carpenter – Flaxseed Warmers and Honey
  • Charlotte Jones – Craft, Knitwear, and Unique Jewelry
  • Cheryl’s Crazy Bling – Paparazzi Jewelry
  • Color Street by Christy Torres – Color Street Nails
  • Currently Crafting – Handmade Scrubbies and Crocheted Items
  • Elma Morales Crafts – Handmade Baby Items
  • GiGi Beans Creations by Dana – Wreaths and Home Decor
  • Glow Getter Candles – Hand Poured Candles
  • Jam’n Crafts – Crocheted Toys
  • L’Bri Cosmetics – Aloe Based Skincare
  • Leah Egger – Face Painting
  • Lynn & Kathy Crafts – Tie Dye and Decorative Decor
  • PRP Wine International – In Home Wine Tasting
  • Sandra Patchak – Jewelry
  • Seeds of Hope – Plants and Florals
  • Tastefully Simple – Kitchen and Baking Goods
  • St. Andrew’s 8th Grade Class – Homemade Pies and Baked Goods
  • Victoria Walter – Hand Beadingwork
  • Windborne Farms – Beeswax Candles, Wraps, and Body Care
  • Jeff Gunzel & Joy Lou – Holiday Decor and Crafts

After working up an appetite after your browsing, grab a bite to eat from one of the many delicious downtown restaurants, arancini bites from Isola Eats, or authentic tacos from Taqueria La Estrella.

It’s all happening during Delavan’s Maxwell Street Days, Friday and Saturday August 6th and 7th. Will we see you there? Happy shopping!

For more Delavan Events and travel inspiration, head over to our website at VisitDelavan.com today!

Hang A Piece Of Delavan On Your Tree With The 2020 Avenue Artworks Ornament

Is your Christmas Tree filled with ornaments from past travels and treasured places? Add a little bit of Delavan magic to your Christmas Tree this holiday season with this year’s Limited Edition Delavan Holiday Ornament.

For the second year in a row, Delavan native artist Noel Winn of Avenue Artworks hand crafted an incredible piece of art to hang on your tree for the Downtown Business Association. This year’s ornament commemorates the 76th anniversary of D-Day, the 101st anniversary of the 19th amendment, and shares likeness to the Borg-Gibbs-Bradley WWII Products WallDog Mural located at 118 Ann Street here in Delavan

Winn began creating concept art for this year’s ornament in early August and created various sketches, clay renderings, and prototypes before making molds and casting them in pewter.

“In total, I’d say this piece took roughly 35 hours to create start to finish.”

Born and raised in Delavan, Winn has always been immersed in a world of art working alongside his father. Throughout his career, Winn has created everything from large scale bronze sculptures to miniature pewter castings. “I’ve really made it all.  Bottle openers, jewelry, chess sets, and even sinks,” said Winn. “I really enjoy realism and working with faces. Especially in this year’s ornament, you can really see the strength and beauty in her face. It conveys a whole impactful story in itself.” (For a peek into his creative process, check out the gallery at the end of this post!)

Winn states, “if anything, I hope that when people hang this on their tree, they take a step back and really enjoy the whole of it. I just want to create pieces people can’t stop looking at.”

You can purchase an Avenue Artworks Delavan Ornament at Bradley’s Department Store, Lubick Gallery, Remember When LLC, and The Walworth County Visitors Bureau for $25. All proceeds go directly towards promoting and revitalizing Downtown Delavan. You can follow Winn and Avenue Artworks on Facebook at Avenue Artworks and shop a selection of his work on Etsy.com at AvenueArtworks.