Winter White Show and Reception

Snowy Path to St. Mary’s; Photography by Joe Evangelista

It makes perfect sense as we kick off the New Year that we focus on a January tradition that’s been popular for the past 125 years! The idea of a Winter White Sale dates back to 1878 and was created by department store owner John Wanamaker. Mr. Wanamaker was a savvy entrepreneur who was always looking for ways to improve relations with customers and make his store stand out. The inspiration to do a white sale after the holidays was tied into the idea of having a clean house, “a fresh start” for the New Year. The reason it was called a white sale is simple: most bed linens and towels were only available in white during this period.

Our artists are in a white mood as well. While we have no bed sheets, we do have paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, works in wood and fiber, and more to help you get a fresh start on the year.

The Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is the county’s only true artists cooperative and features the work of 17 members. The gallery carries a full selection of members’ work, including original paintings, photography and prints, jewelry, works in glass, works in wood, bird carvings and clay, and works in paper, fiber arts, mixed media and mosaics. The gallery, located at 122 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May, is currently open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Credit cards are accepted. Parking is available behind the store. For information, call (609) 435-5253.