With the start of 2021 and the fact that we are all still struggling with how to deal with what seems like the never-ending days of COVID, we thought we would repost this blog about some of the safe alternatives we provide to our customers.
We are hoping to make your life a little easier and a little more fun. Using various technologies, local delivery, and private appointments, we have many ways to help stay connected to our artists and our galleries.
Shopping from Home
For many small businesses, this is a way to stay connected to clients. We have an incredible website full of high-resolution images, artist bios, and insights and stories from our artists. With a simple phone call or email, we can share a great deal without you ever leaving your home. We offer five ways to help and are always open to other ideas. All processes start with an email to [email protected] or a call to the gallery where you can leave a message if call when we are closed. 207-967-2803.
Online Links – Thanks to our website’s organization, it is possible to create new links just for you that showcase only the artist or works you love. We can share these with you both via email or text.
Virtual Appointment with a Gallery Associate – With the power of FaceTime or Skype or the ever more popular ZOOM, we can virtually chat “face to face.” As one of our staff walks around the gallery with you, they share details and up-close information on any works you find interesting. An appointment is necessary.
Sharing a Video of Particular Pieces or Artists – Email or call to give us the artists and pieces you love. We create a video just for you by walking around the galleries and featuring the artwork you request, like the Face Time option, but not interactive.
Virtual Art Placement – Again, thanks to technology, we can take any home photo and virtually place the specific pieces you are interested in on your wall and send you the images. Again this requires an email, text, or phone call, in which we discuss the pieces you love. Then just a few quick measurements, a little tech magic, and we virtually place the art in your home. Check out the images below to see what we mean.
Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures – Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures can be virtually placed in your yard as easily as paintings can be placed on your wall. Again, all we need is a few simple measurements, and we can create an image showing virtually what the sculptures look like installed in your landscape.
Shopping at the Galleries
Gallery Visits – The galleries have set winter hours. You can find these on our website. We follow all federal and state CDC guidelines to provide you with a safe and healthy environment for your visit. *January Hours – Friday to Sunday from 10-5. February Hours – Thursday to Sunday from 10-5.
Private Gallery Visits – Private gallery visits may be arranged by appointment only. Email [email protected] or call to set up a private appointment. Know that all the galleries are CDC compliant and are cleaned and sanitized before your visit.
Curbside Pick-up – Finalize all your purchases in any way that works for you, then let us know when you are coming to pick them up. We meet you “curbside” at one of our many preferred parking spaces. We load your new works right into your car or contactless with a heads up when you arrive.
Free Local Home Delivery– We will bring any piece of purchased artwork directly to your home free of charge. We will follow all CDC guidelines regarding the cleanliness of our delivery van and our staff’s health who will be entering your home. All we ask is that you do the same. We will work out details at the time of sale. We are also happy to meet you on your front step or the porch and let you take it from there. (More distant home delivery may be possible upon request.)
As you can see, we are here to help.
With all of these precautions in place, we are hopeful that we can help you find new art pieces to compliment your home.
We are happy to help you in any way. Just contact us. Working together is what we do.
Please contact us via email at [email protected] or call the gallery and leave a message at 207-967-2803. We are automatically notified when a message has been left.
Again check the hours before coming because they are different during the winter.