Gaia Art Gallery, an all “green” gallery has opened in Canal Park, and its representative says it’s not only the first of its kind in Duluth but in Northern Minnesota.
Named after the Greek Goddess of the earth, Gaia (pronounced GUY-ah), is located above Hell’s Kitchen at 310 S. Lake Ave., in 1600-square-foot space formerly used as a photography studio.
The gallery will have its grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The work of at least 30 artists from around the world are displayed. Ninety percent of the materials used in the art are recycled or repurposed, such as the mermaid made out of a hood of a car and the dinosaur fashioned out of scrap metal. The remaining 10 percent are made out of 100 percent natural materials. Prices range from $5 to $1,000.
“We are completely devoted to being green,” said Kate Cadotte, a gallery spokeswoman.
The new gallery is owned by friends Cara Lee–Wrazidlo and Amber Green, both of Duluth.
“Cara came up with the idea, she is a huge lover of art,” said Cadotte, adding that both decided to make the new gallery "green."
The shop, which is open Tuesdays to Saturdays til 7 p.m., shares upstairs space with a few other businesses.