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Phoenix Gallery: Best Gift Shop, Best of Lawrence 2015

Phoenix Gallery: Best Gift Shop, Best of Lawrence 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Phoenix Gallery

825 Massachusetts St. • (785) 843-0080

There’s a word for a family of 350 artists: fun, says Sue Shea, manager of the Phoenix Gallery.

The gallery, being honored as the best gift shop in town, has about 350 artists represented in its space, but has worked with a lot more during its more than 20-year history in downtown.

The store chooses to work with artists who share the same philosophy about art.

“Our mantra is to have art that everyone can have,” Shea says. “We have a price point of $10 and up. That is pretty much our motto: Get art in everyone’s hands.”

The store offers jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, wood work, mixed media, sculpture, paintings, drawings and many other types of art.

Many of the pieces are from local artists, which Shea says adds to the fun of the store.

“You really do get to know the artists like family,” she says. “They come in the store and we chat. When they bring new stuff in, I can’t hardly wait for them to open the box so I can see what they have.”

Best of Lawrence 2015