Uptown Gifts provides personalized products for all occasions


Uptown Artworks, owned by Lori Blum, works with a customer interested in purchasing from the store. Displayed on the racks (above and to the left) are personalized pillows and wall decor available for purchase.

Maddie Cohen, Assistant Features Editor

In early September, Uptown Artworks, a company known for its handmade custom pillows, opened next to Let There Be Bagels on Port Washington Boulevard.  The shop offers customized wall art, monograms, and gifts for all occasions.

The shop offers more than a hundred creative, modern, and funky designs inspired by vintage subway signs.  In addition to handmade pillows and artwork, the store also has custom Lucite serving trays which can be used for housewarming or party gifts as they only take a few days to make and come in all different sizes.

“I thought a store like this would do better in Port Washington rather than Great Neck because I feel the customers here might be more artistic and hip,” said owner Lori Blum.

Consumers can pick from a large palette of colors to design gifts printed with water-based inks.  The fabrics used are natural linen to minimize production waste.

Uptown Artworks has been featured on ABC News as well as in New York Magazine, Brides, American Baby, Country Living, Natural Child and TimeOut New York.

Prior to opening their first store, Uptown Artworks has been selling their products online on their website, UptownArtworks.com, and in many stores across the country. Uptown Artworks is opened Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Uptown artworks is a perfect place to pick a holiday gift that is specialized for your recipient. Stop in soon to search through the array of custom products to bring to your next occasion.