Gallery of Eden, featuring the art of Wallace Bromberg, Jr. and other local artists, officially opened their doors on Nov. 30 with a Pell City Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and open house event.

“It seems that every small town that flourishes have three common elements.  They have art, music and good food,” said Bromberg.  “Nettie and I have no inclination to run a restaurant or bar, but she is a painter, and I have been doing photography professionally since 2008, so a gallery made sense.  The challenge was finding a location that would work, and coming up with a concept that would work in Pell City.”

The couple lives not far from the gallery location at 68 Cogswell Ave. The location was a derelict building between the old “Friendly” store and the dialysis clinic on across from New Hope Baptists Church’s administration building.

“Nettie thought we should buy the building, but it looked pretty rough, and was not for sale.  Finally, it did come on the market.  After a few ups and downs, we were able to buy it and start the rehab process,” said Bromberg. “It took some time, but we were able to get things together, cut the ribbon and open the doors.”

The Gallery of Eden is located at 68 Cogswell Avenue in Pell City. They are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

“Gallery of Eden is a primary market art gallery.  We sell the work of local, professional artists in a pleasing environment.  With few exceptions, our products are one of a kind, hand made items produced by people in St. Clair and surrounding counties,” said Bromberg. “Right now, we are marketing the work of sixteen different artists who’s work spans from Oil, Water and Acrylic painting through Clay sculpture, Glass, Wood and Photography.  Our gallery provides an opportunity for people to buy high quality, original art for gifts and for their own homes.”

“When you shop, and buy from Gallery of Eden, you are not only supporting a small local business, but you are also supporting local artists.” 

For more information, contact the Gallery of Eden at 205-370 8702.

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