Traveling Suitcase Stops At Garrett Museum

Let the journey begin! The artist in me, and my compass directed me to the Garrett Museum of Art.  I had always heard about the museum and wanted to someday check it out.

I learned from the museum’s director, Teresa Wiant Stafford that the Garrett Museum of Art has been open since 2008.

I discovered the building is very unique!  As I followed the open stairway upstairs I was surprised of the view! While upstairs, the glimpse of exposed brick and other unique features really brought out the characteristics of the building, once known as a bank.

What about the art?

I learned there are typically 6 exhibits a year, with much of the artwork for sale.  Exhibited during my visit was “Expressions in Quilting & Fiber Art”. I find quilt and fiber art fascinating as I think of every stitch of thread coming together to form the piece just as tiny brush strokes in paintings.

I was informed of the next exhibit of pottery, so I returned to the museum a second time, with the Traveling Suitcase, of course!  Who knew you could do Holiday Shopping at the Garrett Museum of Art!

Check out the photos! Garrett Museum of Art Photos

 Potter's Fest & Gift Boutique 2013 at the Garrett Museum of Art
Potter’s Fest & Gift Boutique 2013 at the Garrett Museum of Art

The “Potter’s Fest & Gift Boutique” is available through December 22.

There are so many great coffee mugs, dishes, jewelry and more all created by local artists!

Next up is “Beauty” a photography Exhibit November 15-December 22.

Keep up with and learn more about The GMOA at

Check out the Museum for yourself and let me know what you think by commenting on this blog!

GMOA is open Fridays 5pm-8pm, Saturdays 4pm-7pm, and Sundays 1pm-4pm.  Admission is always free but donations are greatly appreciated as the Museum is a non-profit organization supported by the generosity of the Community and the Museum Members.

Now, onto a movie… the traveling suitcase will make its way to the Garrett Silver Screen Cinema right across the street!


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Welcome to the official blog of the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau. Nestled in the North East Corner of Indiana are ten communities that all share a common bond. And that bond is DeKalb County. Our job at the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau is to showcase all of the experiences the county has to offer and one of the many ways we do that is by blogging. Each of our blogs tells a different story of DeKalb County and we hope that by sharing these stories and events it will encourage people from all over the world to visit the place we call home.
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