After all the public art has been seen, Walla Walla’s galleries must be experienced. Walla Walla offers a large selection of galleries that cover styles such as contemporary pieces, sculptures and Native American art.
Taking a walk down Main Street will reveal many good galleries including Squire Broel’s Broel Studio located at 13 1/2 Main Street in Suite 211. Broel’s art encompasses many forms from oil paints to watercolors, wood, bronze and glass. You will not regret taking the time to see the collection of contemporary works he has made in the pursuit of “exploring ways of expressing his thoughts, emotions and reactions in original form.”
Willow Gallery is a boutique and art gallery, centrally located in downtown Walla Walla at the corner of Rose and Second Streets, specializing in contemporary independent design and local artwork. On Willow’s main floor you will find the boutique specializing in local arts and crafts handmade by local and regional artists. The focal point of the gallery is the permanent bronze tree “growing” inside of the gallery designed and built by renowned Walla Walla metal artist, Douglas Gisi.
One of the bigger galleries in Walla Walla is the Walla Walla Foundry Gallery, located at 405 Woodland Avenue in Walla Walla. The gallery features twenty artists including Jim Dine, Deborah Butterfield, Tom Otterness, Nancy Graves and Ming Fay. The Foundry Gallery also offers a wide range of services designed to assist artists during all phases of their work. Their services include digital scanning, machining, assembling castings, casting and design solutions. The Foundry’s hours of operation are from 7 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.