The Muse: A Truly Local Frederick Business

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The Muse, on North Market Street in downtown Frederick Md, is a unique and funky gift shop owned and managed by Whitney Bingham.  Whitney believes in supporting local artists and craftspeople so much that 60 to 70% of the merchandise is created by local artists.

Muse has recently been featured by Amanda Haddaway in a great article originally published on, a Frederick Maryland online magazine:

Whitney Bingham, owner of The Muse, advocates for buying local by practicing what she preaches. “I switched to local carriers, or at least local representatives in some cases, for my merchant processor, energy and phone service. Sixty to 70 percent of all of my merchandise is created by local artists and the rest is either American or Canadian,” said Bingham.

Bingham realizes that supporting someone in her own community has value. “I can get things typically faster, I have a relationship with them which allows me to collaborate in getting something that I think would sell that they can make, and it allows me to have them make guest appearances like during First Saturday.  It is obviously good for the artist and for the community, it allows them to buy something unique, possibly get something specially made for them and they can often meet the maker,” added Bingham.

Muse is more than just a static store; Whitney offers monthly artist receptions and demonstrations, allowing customers to get to know the artists personally and even encourages special orders. You can’t get that from huge box stores!

The Muse offers classes with Wine & Cheese Craft Parties and Mimosa Make & Take nights.  All classes are held at 113 W. All Saints Street.  Find out more about these fun-filled events on the Muse website. Sign up for the Newsletter and get updates right to your inbox.

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If you, or someone you know has a craft you’d like to sell, submissions are taken through email, check out the website for details.

The Muse
19 N. Market St.
Frederick, Md 21701
Monday 10-4pm
Tuesday-Thursday 10-6pm
Friday & Saturday 10-9pm
Sunday 12-5pm



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