Located in the heart of Downtown Frederick Maryland, The Muse was opened in 2003 with a mission to create an environment that stimulates creative inspiration and supports the community and the handmade revolution! Our carefully selected, ever changing inventory is 100% handmade with over half of the items being created locally! Monthly artist receptions, craft parties, and in-store demonstrations are designed to introduce our customers to well known and breakout artists, and to foster an appreciation for Handmade.
Giving back to our community is a top priority for us. The Muse collaborated with artist Courtney Prahl to start Lend a Hand, an annual community-wide charity art auction that has raised thousands each year for various local charity organizations. In addition, we are passionate about giving back to the global community and have held fundraisers to support various causes, including supporting women in Afghanistan and combating vaccine inequality.
We are a four time winner of Niche’s Top Retailer of American Craft Award including Best In-Store Promotion and Community Outreach as well as being chosen among the Top 25 Top Retailers of American Craft in the US and Canada.