Published DateLACONIA — The holidays are over, it's bitter cold, and spring is weeks away, but there's a party atmosphere at 50 Canal Street in downtown Laconia.
That's because Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, is a firm believer in any excuse for a party. She calculated that this Saturday, February 9, marks 100 days since she opened her door on Canal Street so from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be refreshments, live music and in-store specials to celebrate.
When a fire forced her to relocate in mid-October, McCarthy was delighted to be able to find a new location so quickly. "So many people have helped me out," she marvels. "I don't know how we did it, but I'm really grateful for all the support I've had."
The Studio is quickly gaining a reputation for being a great place to browse for unusual gifts, and McCarthy is continuing her commitment to showing alternative art on the gallery wall. "Cornucopia:Redux" is showing through March 9; this is artist Reed Altemus' exhibit of digital collage that was cut short at the old location. McCarthy notes that the new location has much better visibility, which means that the artists she exhibits get seen by more people.
The Studio is open at 50 Canal Street in Laconia Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., other times by chance or appointment. For more information call 455-8008.