Streamside Art hangs it up
February 16, 2009
In about two months, Corinne and Dave Lively will get to enjoy a little more time with their two grandchildren.
After a little longer than four years in business, the Streamside Art Gallery owners have decided to close its doors. Citing “the economy and other factors,” Corinne says closing the business was a difficult but necessary decision. “It’s been a wonderful ride,” she said. “The community’s been wonderful. It’s been a joy every day.”
Streamside has not only been a place to get quality, custom framing, prints and art supplies. The gallery has hosted several art shows and benefits, as well as classes throughout its successful history.
One such activity is the ART Out of Thin Air coalition workshop Feb. 28 with multi-media artist Patty Madison, who will help give a presentation on preparing digital files and photographing artwork.
Since the Livelys opened the business Dec. 1, 2004, it has made a name for itself through respectful preservation and detail, as well as several awards and community projects. Corinne earned the Professional Picture Framers Association’s competition Popular Choice Overall and Best Shadowbox awards in 2007. She and employee Mary Lyons were also designated Certified Picture Framers in April 2008.
When the gallery closes its doors, Grand County will lose the services of its only two certified professional framers.
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Corinne said she’ll “basically be retired” and that she and Dave, whose Harbison family has a long history in Grand County, will still be here full time.
“Very optimistic by nature,” she looks forward to what is down the road. “I’ve seen beautiful things and it’s been great,” she said. She’ll miss her clientele, but “other opportunities will come along.”
She and Dave are also advocates of the community outside the gallery. Corinne said she has committed some more time for Habitat for Humanity and that between the Grand County Historic Preservation Board and the Middle Park Land Trust, the two keep Dave “hoppin’.”
Aside from visits to Aurora to see their grandchildren, 4-year-old fraternal twins Sierra and Jonathan, they also hope to travel “in every direction.”
Sales will go on through the last day of business at Streamside, set for April 30. An “eclectic lot” of art on display is “drastically” marked down. Art supplies are 40 percent off, ready-made frames are marked down, special orders are 15 percent off, and framing (with in-stock materials) is 30 percent off (and available through March 15).
Corinne said she’s in the phone book and would be happy to give referrals to those who need their “treasures” treated correctly, and within their budget. She truly hopes there continues to be a source for art supplies in the county. “It certainly would be a niche for somebody,” she added.