Sibley’s West To Open Downtown Chandler Expansion

Oct. 25, 2016

Sibley’s West To Open Downtown Chandler Expansion

CHANDLER, AZ– Sibley’s West, the 6-year-old gift shop that features unique Arizona items, will officially open its expanded 5,000-square-foot store in Downtown Chandler this weekend.

The showcase of Arizona products, Sibley’s West will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Chandler Chamber of Commerce at 4 pm Friday, Oct. 28, followed by an event to “Meet Arizona Artists” from 6 to 8 pm. There will also be food sampling and a photo booth with Southwest Selfies.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Sibley’s West will have hourly giveaways and other surprises starting at 11 am. There will be a sand art demonstration for children from 2 to 4 pm with ArtiSands of Maricopa and a trunk show with the State Forty Eight founders from 6 to 8 pm.

On Sunday, Oct. 30, the store will raise funds for the Downtown Chandler Community Foundation through sales and a drawing of two chairs decorated by Arizona artists.

Sibley’s West boasts gift items from more than 200 Arizona artists and small businesses from across Arizona. The suppliers include noted artist Diana Madaras of Tucson, Armadilla Wax Works of Prescott, Dirt Shirts of Mesa, and the Queen Creek Olive Mill. New additions include artist Nikki Seiling of Peoria, who paints Southwest wine glasses; folk artist Charles Davison of Superior; and puzzle-maker Master Pieces of Oro Valley.

“The additional space provides us with a unique opportunity to better showcase local artists and products,” said Michelle Wolfe, who owns the store with her husband, John. “We also have a small area for visiting artists and guests.”

Products include pottery, chimes, wall art, yard art, books, stuffed animals, ornaments, jellies, soaps and lotions, hot sauces and salsas, and Native American pieces.

Sibley’s West is a member of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Local First Arizona, and Visit Phoenix.

It boasts top Yelp and TripAdvisor rankings for Arizona gifts and is one of the 12 best Southwest gift shops in the state, according to About.com.

Sibley’s West was the DCCP’s Business of the Year for 2015.