gallery360 is my favorite place in the twin cities right now. i decided to check it out on saturday afternoon, after hearing about it for a few months. wow. this is the place i’ve wanted to open for years: a shop with unique handmade goods (mostly made locally) and a gallery towards the back of the store. looks like i was beaten to it. sniff.
i talked to the owner, merry beck, for quite a while. she scouts out artists at local and national shows (local artists include jennifer davis and sabrina from green lantern glass), and while she has a great eye for work that is high quality, she prefers work that reuses existing materials. she also tries to avoid trends: i commented to her that i didn’t see a single item with an owl