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Emily Sroda and Victor Ciardelli IV (center) cut the grand opening ribbon at the New Buffalo Art Galley on Saturday, Aug. 14.

NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Art Gallery, at 137 North Whittaker St., held a Grand Opening celebration complete with a Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday.

Guests can explore the new space filled with vibrant paintings and photography while enjoying a toast and some bites to eat.

Owners Victor Ciardelli IV and Emily lovingly restored a 100-year-old building that was at one time in history, Schewenk’s Klondike Saloon.

“We wanted to create something beautiful that spreads positivity through art. We also wanted to create more activities and entertainment for people to enjoy, and then the gallery was born,” Victor explained.

The light and bright gallery features limited edition artwork at an affordable price point so that anyone can walk away with a piece that reminds them of the good vibes felt at the Lake Michigan shore.

The gallery also doubles as an event space for intimate gatherings up to 50 people (such as Wine & Canvas events). The site offers groups a multitude of activities to explore within blocks, including shopping and entertainment. Yoga and other unique classes including painting parties will be offered for all to enjoy.

A Beth Herman Adler Showcase featuring two collections from the artist including “Luna, 2021,” will debut from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20 (Ms. Adler will be in gallery between 5 and 8 p.m.) Her art will be displayed on a new wall that provides an extra 20 feet of space to feature new artists.

For more information or to reserve the New Buffalo Art Gallery for a private event, visit newbuffaloartgallery.com, their Facebook page, or call (630) 209-5581.

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