The Gifted Hand has provided Wellesley with fine American arts and crafts for over 40 years, but is now selling off its inventory and closing shop at 32 Church St. The store saw a change in ownership in 2008, when a former real estate professional named Georgie Hotchkiss took over the business after having worked there (see WellesleyWeston Magazine profile).
While The Gifted Hand closes, we’ve still got the Clever Hand Gallery, an artisans cooperative located on Central Street. In fact, The Clever Hand emailed patrons to let them know “We are sorry to learn that a local store with a similar name, The Gifted Hand, will be closing after many years in business in Wellesley. The Clever Hand is definitely not closing!”
You might also use The Gifted Hand’s shuttering as an excuse to traipse off to the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton on May 24 – 26 for your high-end arts needs.