A lot of people have the misconception that downtown Stillwater is just a bunch of antique stores and there’s nothing interesting off the beaten path. Those people are SO wrong! If you take the time to explore downtown you’ll find a lot of specialty stores as well as art galleries. And if you wander off Main Street you’ll find some fantastic stores as well. One of the newest art galleries is just up Chestnut Street East and is located in a fantastic little place known as the Compass Center for Healing (used to be the Stillwater Music store). I was introduced to Thea, the owner of The Little Parrot Art Sanctuary, when I attended a Chamber ribbon cutting at the Compass Center a couple months ago. Since the Compass Center is newer, they were in need of some photography to showcase on their website – that’s where I come in 🙂
This gallery is unlike any others that I have been in, with it’s brightly colored walls, eclectic mix of pieces and the soothing soundtrack that is played in the background. Just a couple minutes into the session and I was completely relaxed! I wandered around the gallery, photographing the space and the pieces, being inspired by all the bright colors. I highly recommend that everyone stop into The Little Parrot Art Sanctuary the next time you’re in town and check out all the fabulous things Thea has for sale!