Kaleva Art Gallery Christmas Hours
Christmas is just around the corner, but there is still time to visit the Kaleva Art Gallery for those last minute gifts from 10-12 on Tuesday and Wednesday. This co-operative shop, owned and maintained by it's 20 members, is quintessential rural America. “All items are handcrafted and hand-made” states Cindy Asiala, one of its contributing members. The gallery offers a variety of unique items handmade by it's members, including: paintings, clothing, jewelry, quilts, décor and more.
Founded in 1997, by the Brethren High School service learning students under the direction of Deb Crandell, the gallery is located downtown Kaleva in the building of the former Drug Store. As of now, “current members can earn up to 90% commission on the sale of their items” says Deanna Draze, current member and shop helper. And “we are always looking for new members and artists” states Asiala. If interested in becoming a contributive member, contact Fran Beldo, current president at 231-362-3250.
Megan Desarmeaux KHS