Downtowner Gallery offers unique holiday shopping

December 3, 2020 | In HolidaysShopping

The Downtowner Gallery has been transformed into a gift shop for the holiday season.

Art in the gallery is always available for purchase throughout the year, but the “Tiny Treasures” exhibit features art made by local artists with the gift-giving season in mind. Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces that make great stocking stuffers and are light on the wallet.

These tiny artworks show off a wide variety of subject matter and vary from framed photographic art to clay sculpture and mixed media pieces. They are both thought-provoking and light-hearted.

A sampling of unique gifts you’ll find at the gallery:

  • adorably miniature cactus gardens that fit in a bottle cap
  • surrealistic tabletop sculptures and metallic steampunk animals
  • vast landscape paintings that are a mere 2 inches-squared
  • artistic dioramas of landscapes and interiors, made using an Altoids tin and other repurposed items
  • itty bitty pet portraits (the artist offers custom commissions for your furry friends!)
  • lacquered digital art prints that can go on the wall or rest on a tabletop

For the holiday season, think of the Downtowner Gallery as an artist marketplace, meets gift shop, meets fine art gallery. You’re also supporting local artists with your purchase!

Note about holiday hours: The Downtowner Gallery will be open extended hours for the holiday shopping season from Noon- 5 p.m., Dec. 1-19 (Tuesdays through Saturdays).