May marked our first year anniversary at Bell Tower Shops. The Edison Ford Bell Tower Shoppe is located in the main fountain area. It’s a great place to see a variety of local art, Edison Ford memorabilia and one-of-a-kind gift items. The Edison Ford Bell Tower Shoppe is open during the same hours as the other shops at Bell Tower.
The shop is a beautiful combination of unique items and there is something for everyone. With lots of books and educational toys for youngsters, it is a wonderful resource for purchasing anything from gyroscopes to other scientific wonders.
The Edison Ford Shoppe features the work of several local artists who participate with Edison Ford throughout the year, teaching classes and demonstrating their work. Some of our favorites include the artist Marie Dyer, who presents a unique hands-on program painting silk scarves. Marie is frequently on hand to demonstrate her work. Call the Edison Ford Bell Tower Shoppe at 239-437-3754 to find out Marie’s schedule.
Other favorites include the work of nature photographer, Manfred Behr, whose dazzling orchids and south Florida landscapes are available in small sizes and even large canvasses. They make a great addition to any home or office and depict the “real” Florida.
Recipe books, local jams, jellies, sauces and honey are also a great find. Plus, they are made right here in Lee County.
Well-known artist, Leoma Lovegrove, another favorite at Edison Ford is a featured artist at the Edison Ford Bell Tower Shoppe. Her work includes everything from hand-painted coconut postcards that can be mailed to friends and families, and paintings on large or small canvasses and prints. The collection of miniature Lovegrove paintings, which are 3.5×2.5 and come with a tiny easel, are just perfect for a small home arrangement, as a gift, or a remembrance of a great visit.
Remember that Edison Ford Members always receive a 10% discount. Gift cards are available and there are always current newsletters, discount admission passes and other ways to stay informed about the main campus. The Edison Ford Shoppe includes both retail staff and a great group of Volunteers who keep the place humming.