Purple Pelican Gallery
One of the coolest and most unique art and craft galleries in the Midwest, the Purple Pelican Gallery in downtown Spooner specializes in quality handmade works by over a hundred artists and craftsmen from all over North America, including many from Wisconsin and Minnesota: handcrafted art jewelry, pottery, blown glass, metal sculpture, garden art, water features, paintings, prints, soaps, textile art, ceramics, photography, art cards and interesting things you’ve never seen before.
A wide price range offers something for everyone, from high-end home accessories to fine art work to last minute gift ideas. New pieces are received regularly making each visit a fresh discovery. Wedding registry, worldwide shipping and free gift wrapping are among services offered. Custom framing is also available with frame and matting from industry leaders. A specialty is framing your favorite subject from a digital photo that can be scanned, enhanced, enlarged and framed. Few galleries anywhere can do this.
Owner/artist Esa Everroad carefully selects each piece for display in the Purple Pelican. She has spent virtually all her adult life practicing a variety of art forms. She began selling her drawings to classmates in grade school for candy money. She is largely self-taught and because of that, her work is always unique and unaffected. Her first job was as a framer for a gallery in the Gaslight Square District of St. Louis, in 1969. She has been a fashion model, singer, radio announcer, motivational speaker, interior decorator, graphic and web designer, fabric artist, seamstress, counselor, cook, and life coach.
Come see why so many are discovering the laid back authenticity that is uniquely Spooner. No hype, not manufactured, in the heart of lake country, it’s the real deal: mercantile, gift shops, bistros, ice cream shops, galleries, hardware stores, antiques, movie theatre, drug store, furniture salon, fine jewelry, even a short-line railroad. Spend a day or a lifetime. Spooner has it all.
Purple Pelican Gallery is a pleasurable and unique shopping experience. Like Italy’s “Slow Cities” that have vowed to protect their way of life against a fast-lane, homogenized world, the Pelican is a place where you can relax and take all the time you want. The thoughtfully restored century-old building with tin ceiling and original hardwood floor puts you in a timeless, peaceful space where you can relax and drink in the warm ambiance as you search for that perfect art object that will enhance your environment or that of someone you care for.