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AR Workshop in Westfield Celebrates Grand Opening

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AR Workshop at 226 North Ave. West celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Mayor Andy Skibitsky and Councilman Same Della Fera present owner Joanna Rapuzzi with a check from the Downtown Westfield Corporation for facade renovation. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Mayor Andy Skibitsky with one of the pieces customers can make at AR Workshop in Downtown Westfield. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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WESTFIELD, NJ — AR Workshop at 226 North Ave. West celebrated its grand opening recently, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Andy Skibitsky, Councilman Sam Della Fera, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

Open since May 18, the Downtown Westfield location is an extension of a popular North Carolina-based design company Anders Ruff. AR Workshop is a hands-on boutique studio and store where visitors can create their own handmade, mixed-media pieces – everything from framed and plank wood signs to canvas wall hangings to chalkboard art, pillows, décor and more, according to owner Joanna Rapuzzi.

“We teach you a new skill,” owner Joanna Rapuzzi said.

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Customers ages 8 and up enjoy guided workshop sessions that allow for individual creativity and high-end results.

Learn more at www.ARWorkshop.com/westfield.

AR Workshop was one of several downtown businesses to be awarded a grant recently to improve the outside of the building as part of the DWC’s Façade Rennovation Incentive Grant Program. 

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