Art lovers living in Monroe have a unique opportunity to see and purchase original artworks at the Saaski Gallery. The gallery focuses on the work of artists from Pacific Rim cultures. This means that works come from China, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, and the Pacific Northwest. Not only does the gallery feature art from several different countries, there are also many different mediums represented. You’ll find beautiful paintings in watercolors, oils, and acrylic, as well as ink and pencil drawings. There are also amazing sculptures and pottery in both modern and traditional styles. Delicate glass works are displayed, along with stunning photography. A number of mixed media pieces are on display, as are works using specialty media.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a piece of art for your home or want to add to or start a collection, the Saaski Gallery is the place to go for anyone living in Monroe. Owners Elric and Leonie Saaski have many years experience as collectors and curators. The husband and wife team have been serious art collectors for years and are also seasoned business professionals in the tech industry. Their business has taken them on many world travels, which has enabled them to expand their art collection and to keep up with the developments of the art world in several countries. When they moved their business to Monroe in 2001, the new space had plenty of room to house both their private collection and a gallery. Opening Saaski Gallery was an easy step at that point!
You can visit the Saaski Gallery online and see photos of the artwork in the gallery and get directions, because no photo can ever convey the true quality of a piece of art. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment outside regular hours, call 360.794.7844.