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Sunday April 22, 2018, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
GALACrest Makers Fair – in conjunction with the 2018 Day of the Book Festival. Join us for food, fun, arts and crafts vendors, authors, music and MORE!!
Gala will host nearly 30 local arts and craft vendors on Armory between the Safeway garage and Howard Ave.
From 1-4 pm Join local author/illustrator Susan Stockdale as she reads and signs her award-winning picture books. Children can play the matching game in her book, Stripes of All Types, and receive a sticker featuring one of her animal illustrations. Prints of Susan’s beautiful book images will also be for sale. Visit her website at www.susanstockdale.com.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 4 – 7 p.m.
Pottery Seconds and More Sale!!  Come

join us in the tent out front for bargains galore! It’s also Food Truck Night so come for dinner and shop for specials!!

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11AM – 2PM 
Kensington celebrates the Day of the Book
Gala Crest 2015

Gala Crest 2015

In Conjunction with the Day of the Book Festival, Armory Avenue in Old Town Kensington comes alive with handmade crafters and makers. Join us for music, food, books, handmade, food and fun!
Local author/illustrator Susan Stockdale will read and sign her new children’s picture book, Fantastic Flowers. Called “optically striking” and “ book to closely pore over,” Fantastic Flowers celebrates flowers that look like other things, from laughing bumblebees to skittering spiders to dancing ballerinas.  Each child will receive a bookmark featuring Susan’s vibrant artwork. Visit her website at www.susanstockdale.com.



Schedule a party or a pop up!

No one loves parties more than we do at Gala. And what’s more fun than a night out with friends with a shopping element? If you love shopping at Gala you know your friends will. We will set up beautifully, in your home, all you have to do is invite your friends. It’s something different and fun!

Jewelry parties photo

Our most popular party is a girls night out. Invite your friends before the holidays —  to celebrate a birthday or a wedding — whatever. We will bring jewelry, accessories and gifts — all hand made and unique. Your friends will appreciate it as much as we will! (Who wouldn’t rather do their shopping with friends in a relaxed environment?) And we can tailor it to your desires as well. Do you love a certain hand bag style or jewelry artist? Let us know and we will bring what you like.

If you book a party with Gala you may earn a gift certificate to the store or an item of your choice — let’s discuss. Throwing a party will help us and help local artists … we want to make it worth your while!


Our second most popular service is our concierge service. Let gala set up a shopping zone in your apartment or office building to give your residents, guests or workers an opportunity to shop where they live or work. We will pull together wonderful local artists and craftspeople to set up beautifully in your lobby … like a high end craft fair that comes to you. We will tailor it to your precise needs.


Call the store at 301-933-2912