Downtown Murphy, NC welcomes Gallery 26 on Valley River Avenue. While we were touring shops during the last Art Walk we had a chance to meet the new owners of a wonderful addition to our community, Gallery 26.
“Designing and making is what we do” said co-owner Nathan Baerreis. “We are a family of Artists and Artisans working in the European Art and Craft tradition and have exhibited in galleries, fine juried art shows and markets around the South West and South East for many years.” Now their creations are available right here from their studio/gallery in downtown Murphy, NC.
Phil and Martha Baerreis started making fun, functional, original items in wood in the early 1970s. The unique woods they use in their signed original Hair pieces, Toys, Sculptural Boxes, Kitchenware, as well as Puzzle Boxes would make perfect additions to your collections or for that special gift.
Of course that could be said of their childrens pieces in Gallery 26 also. Nathan, Elisabeth and George grew up in an environment of facilitated creativity looking within and to their environment for inspiration from Phil and Martha. All of which shows in the creative Fused Glass and Jewelry by Elisabeth and the Photography by Nathan.
Gallery 26 will make your holiday and gift giving much easier this year with the variety and selections they have too. Make sure to stop in and meet the Baerreises – a true American Craft family.
Gallery 26 … art for home. art for living
26-B Valley River Ave., Murphy NC 828.371.5777 www.climbingbear.com