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Northern Michigan's fine art and fine dining destination on beautiful Old Mission Peninsula

The Gallery

Bella Galleria is the home to over 75 artists adjacent to and part of the Old Mission Tavern on Center Road near the northern end of the Old Mission Peninsula.

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Enriching Lives ...

The Bella Galleria has caused many "wows" from first time visitors who are stunned at the large display of original artwork as they enter the Old Mission Tavern and are beckoned into the gallery.

Artwork is generously displayed in the restaurant as well.

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Fine Art in a wide range of media, including ...

  • Bronze
  • Oil
  • Watercolor
  • Pastels
  • Batik
  • Fiber Art
  • Blown & Fused Glass
  • Direct Metal
  • Photography
  • Wood Turning & Sculpture
  • Acrylic
  • Mixed Media

Original Art ...

In this gallery, all of the art is original and one of a kind. Many of our artists work full time creating their artwork ... their art is their work.

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"Original art is as individual as the person who made it, and a person did make it! Art is visual consciousness reflecting on our humanity, our environment, our intellect, our spiritual and emotional experiences. It is an emotional and intellectual response to the knowledge that we are part of creation and all its wonder, made in the image and likeness of the creator of all matter, of the universe. So, we too create."

Verna Bartnick

Exhibits, Shows and Banquets ...

Jerry Gates Art Class

Here, Jerry Gates is discussing one of his paintings with members of his art class.

The artwork is rotated and changed continuously with featured exhibits of particular artists. There is always something new to see.

The gallery space includes an area for banquets and overflow dining facilities that provides for gatherings in an artistic setting.

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A Mixture of Media ...

Oil paintings, pastels, batik, acrylics, cast bronze, sculpted wood and fabric art are gracefully intermingled in the gallery. The artistic style ranges widely between modern impressionism and old-masters' traditional.

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