Art in the Alley opens downtown

The owners of Art in the Alley don’t waste any time.

Just one-and-a-half months after Tami LaPole Edmunds and Dan Edmunds signed a lease for a storefront at 230 E.Superior St. in downtown Duluth, they have opened.

And by mid-September, just as they said they would.

The official grand opening is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday with a ribbon cutting and live music. But, what the heck, the boutique — with its offerings of unique home decor, clothing, jewelry and odds and ends by 30 local artists — was looking great Monday. So while finishing touches were done to displays, they opened their doors for the first time.

Many of the items are repurposed. All are displayed with the use of antique furniture and vintage items, which adds to the colorful store’s appeal.

So ladies, if you like originality and what thinking outside the box can create, check out the store at the corner of Superior Street and Third Avenue East, next to Zeitgeist Arts in old Downtown. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

It’s the second store for the artist couple. The first Art in the Alley opened four years ago in historic Old City Hall at Hammond Avenue and Broadway in Superior. It continues to operate.