The Wandering Peacock is a quaint, little art shop/gallery located in the heart of downtown Westfield that I recently had a chance to visit one afternoon on my day off. Stepping into the place, the aromatic smells of incense, inviting glow of candles, and beautiful pieces of artwork immediately drew me in. Erin O’Rear, the shop’s owner, also greeted me with a lovely smile and was there to answer any and all questions I had for her.
As an artsy person myself, I was fascinated to find out that The Wandering Peacock housed artwork created by many different artists wanting to share and sell their pieces to the public. Handmade soaps, jewelry, paintings, and Erin’s specialty, ceramics, are just a few of the creations donning the shelves. Prices were not outrageous and you could definitely see the love and devotion that the artists put into their work. Any craftsman or artist is welcome to discuss with Erin about displaying their work and she also mentioned that every year she holds an “open gallery” for artists and visitors to celebrate life and creativity with musical acts, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres.
Along with the art gallery setting, Erin also teaches classes for those that want to learn the art of ceramics and wheel throwing, which I was so enthusiastic to find out because I have dabbled in the art and loved it! Individuals from all ages are welcome to try their hand at creating masterpieces that will last a lifetime. Scheduling seemed to be pretty easy-going and Erin was willing to work with groups as well. Couples, ladies night out, and young children have all taken advantage of Erin’s teachings and her Facebook page displays pictures and videos of their experiences at the shop. (https://www.facebook.com/TheWanderingPeacock)
The Wandering Peacock has so much to offer its patrons. Visiting the place and speaking with Erin enlightened my day and made me excited to come back for more. Her high spirit, along with the energy that was emitting from all the creations, really shows what the shop provides to the Westfield community and its visitors. I recommend you check it out for yourself and become acquainted with something that will deliver a little piece of happiness to your day.
The Wandering Peacock
Located at 141 S Union St, Westfield, Indiana 46074
Hours: Tue – Fri 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sat 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm