Gallery sells art that comes alive

Published on Thu, Jun 20, 2002 by Christine Callan

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Gallery sells art that comes alive

By Christine Callan

A new business is open in Birch Bay and its owner Gary Marley hopes people find The Bay Gallery and Mercantile a fun place to come and shop. Since Marley opened his business on Birch Bay Drive in mid-May, Native American art has covered the walls along with jewelry, wood carvings, artifacts, western wildlife art, pacific northwest photography and handcrafted log furniture.

Five local artists are currently featured but pieces and artists will change over time. “Most of the art carries stories with it which makes it unique over most other forms of art,” Marley said. “I think it has good meanings and I like it.” More than an art gallery, the mercantile has fresh produce, flowers, specialty foods and breads will be available based on the season. The Bay Gallery and Mercantile will be open seven days a week, year round and live exhibitions and showings will occur periodically.

Marley has owned several businesses during his life and for the last three years he has lived in Birch Bay running a metal roofing company for custom homes.

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