the art of the store

NEW PAINTINGS - Matt Gwizdala 
A THIN PLACE - Dave Hassig
LOONS ON PARADE - Selections From Upcoming Cranberry Lake Art Show
JUDY JAMES - New Lean-To Paintings


If we could hang EVERYTHING on walls, ceilings, lampshades, etc... we would. But alas, we cannot... and we should not. Therefore, with calculated reserve we explore the practice known as ART. The art of hanging well lit, beautiful paintings. The art of conversation. The art of consistency. The art of making a mess. The art of cleaning up a mess. 
Someone once told us that the abundance of holes in our wall is a good indicator of how much art passes though the place. We liked the sound of that until the wall started distracting us from the art hanging on it - so we patched all the holes in the wall.
Sometimes we are fortunate enough to meet wonderful artists who loan us their masterpieces to share with folks who pass through our door. Sometimes we don't have an exhibit lined-up and therefore we must improvise. Most exhibitions remain on view for a month or two.
Open Call for Art, Music, Talent, Knowledge

** Ongoing ***
Otto’s Abode is SOMETIMES accepting performance, space use, exhibition, etc... proposals/applications.
Link to application and information --------> LINK