As summer approaches, days get longer, the kiddos are out of school, and there is more time for family outings. Next time you’re looking for an adventure downtown, I encourage you to check out these 5 little known treasures.
- Paint Your Own Pottery
Tucked away in the back of Hidden Treasures, you can find a pottery studio! Just like the studio chain, Color Me Mine, you can find a wide selection of pre-made ceramics waiting to be completed by your artistic brush strokes. Fun for the whole family, Hidden Treasures provides ceramics varying in both size and price point.
- Craft Works Design Studio
Now that your creative juices are flowing, be sure to visit Craft Works Design, located at the west end of the Reed Building. Craft Works specializes in bespoke invitations and etched glassware, but they also offer an array of other design services. These guys are open various hours, so I suggest you follow them on Facebook to find out more information about available hours, merchandise, services, and workshop dates. Happy crafting!
- Chartreuse Gifts
Once you have completed your crafting, make sure you stop by Chartreuse Gifts, located on 3rd Avenue across from the post office. Chartreuse Gifts is one of the most recent additions to downtown, and we are happy to have them! With a wide selection of inventory, this little gem is fun for the whole family. Here you can find anything from interactive toys for infants and puzzles for the older kids in your life, to swim gear, jewelry, and lotions.
- The Elks Building Grand Ballroom
Along with the summer months comes event season, and boy oh boy do I have the venue for you! If you or someone you know has an event coming up, I cannot recommend enough that they take a look at the beautiful Grand Ballroom located in the Historic Elks Building. With hardwood floors, and historic architecture this venue is full of charm.
- Friendship Park
If you and your loved ones are looking for a place to sit down and enjoy the fresh air, Friendship Park is just the place! Nestled between US Bank and the Liberty Theater, Friendship Park is a welcoming place to rest, take photos and learn about the story of Washoe the Chimpanzee.
We all have our favorite downtown spots, but the next time you’re here I encourage you to take some time to check out other hidden treasures in downtown Ellensburg that you may have not been to before.