June 14, 2014 By Christian Murray
A new art gallery/custom-made furniture store will be opening at 48-14 Skillman Avenue tomorrow with a grand opening event.
The store, called Apolloina Art Emporium, will be selling an eclectic mix of paintings, prints, photos, record collections, antique cameras and distressed furnishings.
The gallery will be hosting a grand opening party Sunday, June 15 (4:30pm-8pm), where residents will be able to meet the owner and artists and be offered food from Murphy’s Lobster Grill. The event will also act as the unofficial after party for the The Queen of Angels Art Fair, which takes place Sunday afternoon.
Garry O’Callaghan, the owner of the store, said local artists are welcome to display and sell their work at the gallery. He said he would take a commission on every piece that sells at his store.
Meanwhile, O’Callaghan, a carpenter, will be displaying his own furniture inside the store. Much of his furniture comes with a distressed-wood look.
The name of the gallery is in honor of O’Callaghan’s dog, named Apollo, who passed away a few years ago.
The gallery’s operating hours will be Tuesday-Friday (3pm to 6pm) and Saturdays and Sundays 9 am-8pm.
For more information, contact Ann Margaret O’Connor at [email protected]