One of my favorite places is the Stillwater Art Guild Gallery, in Stillwater MN. It is a co-op gallery with 65+ members and I have been a member over 2 years. This gallery is in the Isaac Staples historic sawmill on the north end of town and houses some of the most unique and amazing art I have seen. Part of being a member means volunteering there and helping with sales at the reception desk. It has been a joy to meet many patrons from around the country (and world!) who come to the gallery looking for that special piece. We have a wide variety of art—paintings, textiles, metal and wood art, jewelry, cards, and drawings to just name a few. Each month artists from within and outside the gallery come to exhibit their work in our River Room. This is usually a party reception and it’s fun to see new art. I like to talk to other artists about their work, and often learn new things about various mediums, things I have never tried before. It’s always a fun place to be, and if you make it to Stillwater, you don’t want to miss it! Last year I sketched the view from the reception desk (above) and below is a sketch I did last week of some of our unique art pieces. Enjoy!