A Different Path Gallery
27 Market Street
New York, 14420 USA
Hours of Operation:
Sun.:Noon-4pm Wed.,Thur.,Sat.: 10am-5pm Fri.: 10am-7pm Mon&Tue: Closed
Located in Historic Downtown Brockport, A Different Path Gallery houses a Gift Shop, Art Gallery and Artist Studios.
The Gift Shop specializes in artist-made gifts and cards. Unusual items not found in big box stores.
The Art Gallery hosts a different local artist or group of artists each month, with an artists' reception held on the second Friday of each month from 6-9pm.
A Different Path Gallery is also a place for local gatherings. There is a music jam every Sunday from 12:30-3pm for anyone who wants to participate, a knitting group meets from 4:30-6pm on Wednesdays and poetry readings are a regular monthly event Sept.-May.
Regular Hours are:
Wed., Thurs, Sat. 10-5 Fri. 10-7 Sun. Noon-4
A Different Path Gallery began in 2010 with owner Katherine Weston‘s desire for her own studio space close to home. “On a whim, I looked into a building that had been listed for sale and was surprised to find that I could buy the building for a reasonable price,” says Weston. A lot of work, and two years later, she has a gift shop, 2 art galleries, classroom space, four studios rented to local artists, and her own studio
space all in that building.
The official “shop dogs” are often visiting the space as well, waiting to greet customers. The
Gallery Gift Shop carries artwork and fine crafts from over 50 artists. Described as a perfect mix of
elegance and whimsy, it lives up to its reputation. Everything from pottery and jewelry to socks and clocks can be found in the shop.
All is made in the U.S. or is Fair Trade. There are fourteen local artists on consignment. ”There’s no mass-?produced anything here,” notes Weston proudly. Yet prices are remarkably reasonable
and can accommodate any budget and occasion.
The Main and Upper Galleries host local artists on a monthly basis. Each month the exhibit changes and an artist’s reception is held on the second Friday. But artwork isn’t the only thing to
see at the Gallery. Dance performances, poetry readings and music jams are a regular part of the events scheduled for your enjoyment. From dancing to drumming, you will find something on the event schedule for your taste! Professional artists rent 4 studio spaces in the building and their presence enhances the atmosphere. They often attend events, show their art, and teach classes. Weston also has her own studio in the building and her art is displayed in the shop. The newly formed Brockport Artists’ Guild is housed there as well. The Classroom is used by a diverse group of artists who offer various classes for youth or adults at the gallery, and is used for figure drawing on Sunday evenings. Music jams are also held every Sunday. A new pottery studio is under construction and should be open by late summer 2012. The store and gallery will be closed in July for renovations but reopen in August.
Whether you seek fun, inspiration, education, or unique gifts, A Different Path Gallery is the place to visit! Stop in at 27 Market Street in Downtown Brockport or at www.DifferentPathGallery.com.