Welcome to Christopher Park Gallery!
The seeds of the gallery began while observing people as they contemplated entering
a traditional gallery. Many people just did not look comfortable in what appeared
to be unfamiliar territory. When the decision was made to open a gallery, we wanted
to create an atmosphere where our visitors felt warm and welcomed. We chose to
display art in an informal way, more like the way you live in your home. To that
end, we used color on the walls, real furniture and lots of ambient lighting.
After all, few people live in a home with stark walls, display podiums and spotlights.
We offer art that is visually pleasing, even happy in nature. No goth or deep
thinking here. Youíre going to live with your purchase, so it might as well make
you feel good when you walk into the room.
Another goal is to make original art available to the beginner collector. As
your tastes and life experiences evolve, you will become more focused in the art
you choose to collect. Simply, what attracts your attention in your twenties is
quite likely different than the art that appeals to you in your forties. Our selection
allows you to find a place to begin, without a high price that will marry you
to the piece for years to come.
The natural outcome of this philosophy leads us to artists who are at the beginning
of their careers. These artists are passionate about their work and desire, more
than anything, to have their work hanging in someoneís home. At this time in their
development, they are more interested in showing and selling their work than receiving
So, we have the perfect combination; a place where both the beginning collector
and artist have a chance to benefit from each other.
Many of the galleryís artists are from the local area, with others added to create
variety. It is our sincere hope that our artists will be discovered and move on
to a wider audience. We also hope the new collector will feel encouraged to explore
the visual arts and become more and more comfortable with their collecting decisions.
Meanwhile, we will continue to offer art thatís kinda different, yet oddly comforting.
And Now a Word About Our Other Offerings....
Aside from our original wall art and pottery, we are always looking for the unique.
We have artist created sun catchers, jewelry, and yes, even magnets. Many times,
these are get-them-when-you-see-them items.†
As always, we would love to have you stop by our gallery and see firsthand the
unique and one of a kind pieces from local artists that we highlight in our gallery.
And now, we have†expanded to include a sandwich, dessert and coffee shop in a
gallery-like setting. The pictures on the wall, the serving dishes, and yes -
the tables and lights are all available for sale.