Saturday, November 13, 2010


Today's Niagara Gazette reports on the opening of a new art establishment in the Falls...

The old stone building that has sat vacant on Packard Road is filled once again, now home to the colorful work of more than 40 local artists. The two-story structure, built in 1866 in the Town of Niagara, is the new home of Lewis’ Artique, a business that showcases the handmade wares of local artists.

A Gasport man is one of the featured artists...

Artist Ken Wilkins of Gasport, a retiree who only a few years ago discovered his ability to carve whimsical characters out of pieces of wood bark, is also glad to have a local venue to showcase his “wood spirits.”

Wilkins appreciates Bev Lewis’ enthusiasm as a retailer. “She’s so excited, it can’t help but go the way she wants it to go,” he said of the business.

The grand opening will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be refreshments and free gifts to all who attend. Regular store hours will be Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.