What’s the buzzword among NICHE magazine’s 2011 Top Retailers? “Community.”
Owner Don Muller, who has been selling art in western Massachusetts since the early 1970s and at his Main Street, Northampton, gallery since 1978, has seen many changes through the years. But his story isn’t as much one of survival as it is of vision—or perhaps of vision and dedication combined.
The 2011 Top Retailers and Honor Award recipients all have one thing in common: they’re “doers.” Whether promoting artists, selling crafts or hosting special events,…
TOP RETAILER/LARGE GALLERY Harmony Ridge Gallery Monica and Aaron Maxwell, owners Lewisburg, W.Va. www.harmonyridgegallery.com How do you use your space to the best advantage? We…
Owning a gallery is a powerful fantasy. Newly minted art school graduates and young entrepreneurs daydream about expansive, carefully lit retail spaces filled with handcrafted objects that eager customers will immediately whip out their credit cards to buy.
We carry only American-made fine craft and art, with an emphasis on work made in Pennsylvania.
Our customers are an eclectic mix of individuals who live in our community or visit us from nearby Minneapolis/St. Paul
We’ve never taken a negative attitude about the economy. We’ve always offered a wide price range—from very affordable, to museum-quality pieces.