The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market in south Minneapolis is a cooperative of local artists. About 70 Minnesota artists provide an array of work, including jewelry, visual art, and fabric items. The shop offers items directly from the artist to the customer, and artists manage the shop.
The Art Shoppe’s mission is to provide a viable business place for local Minnesota artists to display and sell their work, gain business and marketing skills, and mentor and empower each other to increase artists’ exposure and income. We promote opportunities for a diverse community of artists.
Photography Exhibit by Gayla Ellis
Opening Reception: November 2, 2019, Noon to 3:00 pm
In November and December 2019, The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market in south Minneapolis will feature Gayla Ellis, a Minneapolis photographer. The opening reception for her exhibit is Saturday, November 2, 2019, from noon to 3 pm, to meet the artist and see the shop. The event is free and all are welcome. You can also view this exhibit at the shop throughout November and December.
Gayla presents images of nature, urban life, travel, and objects that attract her eye. She says: “I explore what the world presents to me. Art is transformative. It can change how we understand ourselves and others. Revealing life through photography sustains me and inspires me to continue to seek images of the world around us – with a mix of humor and compassion.”
In addition to photocards and framed photos, Gayla has created and performed slide shows with musicians, poets, puppeteers, storytellers, and singers. She adds, “I love artistic collaboration. It’s the thread running through the Art Shoppe, and I am honored to be a part of this venture.”