Owners of the Laurel Art Center, which closed its doors in February after 35 years, are re-opening the Main Street store for a liquidation sale this weekend. Half of all proceeds from the sale will benefit the Laurel Boys and Girls Club.
The store will re-open for the sale on Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Leo and Joyce Emery opened the store on Laurel's Main Street in 1977, and it soon became a regional destination for artists. In recent years, however, the business struggled financially, according to the Emery's son Matt Emery, who is handling the liquidation and also owns Rehoboth Art and Framing in Delaware.
In a statement, Emery said three-generations of his family have been involved with the Laurel Boys and Girls Club for a span of 40 years.
Liquidation prices for what Emery said is "thousands" of remaining items range from 80 percent discounts to "name your own price." Shoppers will find framed and unframed art and picture frames, along with the store's racks, furniture, shelving and other items.