On December 31, 2017, we closed the gallery.
Thank you for your support over the past 28 years.
In 1989, there were many vacant buildings in the Village of Peninsula; the depot was a residence, and the towpath wasn’t officially open. Mill Street was a pitted, quiet road, and, we’re told, people took bets how long we’d last.
We moved our studio to the Village that year. In fact, the entire front of the building was the studio, and the little room had some shelves with our work on them. Friends began to ask if we’d show their work, and we said yes. Then we figured out how.
Traveling to shows all over the country, and closing the studio when we were on the road, we did as many as 14 shows in a year’s time. We supplemented with studio sales, wholesale orders, and some custom work.
In about 1993, a bridge went over the river, the towpath opened, and things changed. Then the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area became the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Over time, people from all over the world began to come to this place along the river called Cuyahoga.
The Gallery has grown, to where it takes up much of the space in the building. We no longer travel to shows. Our daughters are grown and on their own.
We’ve developed wonderful and meaningful relationships with several generations of artists and customers, many of whom have become our friends. The Park has grown, bringing people from all over the world on a daily basis.