Little Art Gallery Celebrates 50 Years in Raleigh

Little Art Gallery. Rosanne Green Minick

Things that are golden: Opportunity. Your iPhone X. And Raleigh’s Little Art Gallery.

Feting its golden (aka 50th!) anny, the token Cameron Village art-shop staple is throwing a 50th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, April 14 (2 to 6 p.m., 432 Daniels St.) — and all are welcome.

Opened in 1968 by Ruth Green (aka “Ruth,” as she was simply known by many) in North Hills Mall, Little Art Gallery and Craft Collection was one of the first galleries in town, showcasing original local paintings and handmade crafts.

Moving shop in 2001 to CV (Raleigh’s oldest and most storied shopping center), and providing Oak City-ites with fine art and crafts before and since, the gallery is now run by Ruth’s daughter, Rosanne Green Minick — who was only 11 when her mom (who passed in 2016) first opened the beloved Little Art Gallery doors.

“The Gallery has been an integral part of my life as a child and as an adult,” says Green Minick. “I love my time and friendship with all my customers and artists. I couldn’t have been luckier!”

Housing two and three-dimensional works — from paintings, pottery (both functional and sculptural) and handblown glass to handcrafted jewelry, gifts and much more — in a wide range of diverse styles (e.g., contemporary, representational, abstract and traditional) from local, regionally and nationally lauded artists, the shop also offers a consult service to assist you in art selection (think for livening up those office walls).

An esteemed art spot — the gallery has been recognized as Business Leader in the Arts by the arts community, and by such native celebs as David Sedaris (of renowned “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls” and many more), who frequented the art house in his junior high school days, which he recounted in his famed “Suitable for Framing” in “The New Yorker.”

Entering its golden years, Raleigh’s Little Art Gallery may have matured — but is definitely steeped in her prime … and looking ahead to the next 50. See you on Daniels Street to celebrate.

Find more info: Little art gallery, Rosanne Green Minick, 919-890-4111 or littleartgallery@gmail.com.

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