Happy 10th Anniversary!
Linke’s Local Arts Gallery & Art Center
This Unique Gallery marks it’s 10 year milestone as a Stayner, On business this Summer. Artist / Gallery Frieda Linke a long with her daughter Arrin established this art business in 2008, it official became Linke’s Local Arts in the Summer of 2009. Linke’s Local Arts has seen much growth since starting from 2 home studios on both Eric & John streets. Moving to a small venue in the Stayner Vendor’s Market 2009, then a single storefront 2010 when the business became solely owned by Frieda. Now 10 years later Linke’s has blossomed into a 2 story facility with a main floor gallery, art supplies department, and second floor offices, showroom studio and classroom spaces.
The gallery originally displayed the art work of Arrin and Frieda only, but as word grew about the gallery, other artists came on board. Over last the 10 years it has handled hundreds of art pieces from local, national and international artists. The collections of art includes paintings, wood and stone carvings, glass art, pottery, jewelry etc… in many art styles from traditional to modern concepts.
The last decade has also seen the growth of our art supplies, from small area in the main gallery to a fully department that includes fine art and craft supplies, plus a sewing nook with some of your basic sewing needs. We have introduced art competitions, special art events, art lessons, workshops and fully art exhibitions. Linke’s Local Arts started out from 2 individuals with a dream for the arts here in Stayner years ago. Thanks to my family, my gallery staff, the artists and you the patrons, today the gallery still continues to grow.
Cheers & Thanks