In 1997 Michael and I bought a store called the Americana Collection. Housed in a building dating back to 1880 and situated at the gateway to Historic Fishtown, our location once served as an eatery for workers of the Leland Iron Company, a coffee house, a saloon, and finally the offices of the Leelanau Enterprise staff before becoming a storefront.
We ran the business under the Americana Collection name for eleven years, during which, our inventory evolved to include uplifting gifts and authentic art, no longer befitting the Americana Collection title. In 2008, after much deliberation, we changed the name to Two Fish Gallery and focused our efforts on providing customers with an array of uncommon gifts, locally crafted goods and works of art all from our little storefront that sits at the top of the hill to Fishtown and is open to our guests year round.
This spring, we were able to take over a portion of the building immediately west of our shop. We decided to move Two Fish Gallery into this space next to The Fish Hook, with a focus on a more traditional gallery setting to showcase local and regional art, photography, and craftwares. This is something I have always wanted to do and I feel so fortunate for the array of talented artists I get to work with on a daily basis including Char Bickel, Nancy Deye, Bechler Pottery, Ken Scott, Dana C Fear and more. The former Two Fish space is now known as Two Fish 2 and offers a unique variety of gifts, housewares, garden goods, clothing, stationery, inspirational items, greeting cards and our same friendly staff.
We hope you'll join us Saturday, June 2nd from 6-9pm for our Grand Opening celebrating the new location of Two Fish Gallery. Artists Ken Scott and Char Bickel will be present, and we'll be serving appetizers from the Leland Lodge and bubbles from Aurora Cellars.
Hope you can make it!