Arts West Unique Gifts has been in Factoria Mall since 1987. Owned and operated by Georgia Manning and her family, the staff at Arts West Unique Gifts will do their best to assist you in finding the perfect gift or addition to your collections. It's our belief that we do not have customers, we have friends. Our commitment to customer service has enabled us to become the largest dealer in the Northwest in several lines.
We are proud to be the region’s largest dealer in many hot collectible lines. As the only House of Lords dealer for Harmony Kingdom in the Northwest; we carry virtually every current Harmony Kingdom figurine as well as a vast selection of retired and secondary market pieces. We often host artists; most recently, we were privileged to have Master Carver, Peter Calvesbert, at the store in August 2007 and are thrilled to have him back for the summer of 2009!
As the only dealer for Adam Binder Editions in the Northwest, we proudly display all of his current pieces and many of Adam Binder's retired pieces. We were honored to have Adam Binder visit Arts West Unique Gifts in 2006, and hope to host him again soon.
We are the only independent retailer of Swarovski Crystal in Western Washington. We proudly carry an extensive collection of Swarovski Silver Crystal, Swarovski Crystal Society, Swarovski Paradise, and Swarovski Crystal Moments. We often have retired pieces, so please let us know if you’re looking for a specific piece.
Most recently, we added Willow Tree® figurines to our inventory. We love the emotional sentiments behind Susan Lordi’s designs. As a Platinum Dealer, we are able to get the full line of current pieces, including some special figurines available only to the larger dealers.
With the birth of Sarah and Shana’s daughters, Arts West Unique Gifts was inspired to open a Baby Boutique within the store. We love playing with all of the wonderful pieces from Bunnies by the Bay, Little Giraffe, Jelly Cat, and Elegant Baby. The girls have been an inspiration and a valuable test market; look for their picks for great gifts! Be sure to look for Cassie and Chloe's Choices on their favorite items.
Georgia, the store’s owner, began collecting when she was four years old. She bought into Arts West Unique Gifts in 1993 as a means of supporting her habits. Currently, Georgia and Ken collect David Winter Cottages, Malcolm Cooper Pubs, JP Editions, walrus figurines, Franklin Mint Birds, Siamese cats, Country Artists birds of prey, model cars, pub memorabilia , National Geographic Magazines, postage stamps, and LOTS of display/ bookcases!
Sarah, Georgia’s daughter, started helping her Mom out whenever she could, but she lived 100 miles north while she attended Western Washington University. When she graduated in 1999, she and her husband moved south so Sarah could begin working full-time in the store. Sarah and Dave collect Adam Binder Editions, Harmony Kingdom, David Lawrence Collectibles, Swarovski Crystal, Winnie the Pooh figurines (both classic and Disney), black cat figurines, books, CDs, corkscrews, photography supplies, rubber stamps, and scrapbooking supplies.
In 2007, Sarah & David welcomed a daughter into their family. Chloe has been an inspiration and joy for the couple. And she already collects! She took over Sarah’s Winnie the Pooh collection and started collecting Swarovski Annual Kris Bear ornaments.
Shana is basically Sarah’s sister. She left her “real” job when she gave birth to her daughter, Cassie, in 2007 (Cassie & Chloe are only 12 days apart). She and Sarah will be slowly buying the shop from Georgia. They have a great partnership as Shana loves the detail of the business side of store management.
Shana and Bill collect Swarovski Crystal, Jody Bergsma’s giclées, Ne’Qwa ornaments, Rossetti China, books, CDs, and rubber stamps. With the addition of their wonderful daughter, Cassie, to the family, Shana & Bill have become quite the shutterbugs – they have been quickly collecting camera supplies and playing with printing lots of photo books.
Candy & Ron began working at Arts West Unique Gifts part-time in their retirement. The couple are an indispensable part of the shop, providing excellent customer service and assistance in daily shop maintenance. Candy and Ron collect Harmony Kingdom, Adam Binder, David Winter, and Rinconanda.