Global Gifts & Gallery, which opened April 7, plans a Grand Opening from now until the end of May. The Grand Opening will include a sale on all their metal art, door prizes and a surprise gift for each customer.
The store is owned by Cecilia Ray and Wes Westphal. She is a high school graduate of Oroville who returned in 2010 and opened World of Gaia with her husband.
Global Gifts & Gallery is a unique store that focuses on the art of the world and the beauty of the mineral kingdom. It carries many handcrafted metal art and stone figurines for Africa, South America, and other countries. There is a big display of Southwest pottery, fabric crafts, and wall art. In the back is a great selection of Blue Mountain and Tree Free greeting cards and Jody Bergsma animal prints. One wall has many beautiful Chinese hangings. Among the gifts and wall art are many quality furniture pieces for sale as well.
The couple has talked about owning a gallery for many years.
“Global Gifts & Gallery brings the beauty and talent of the world to Oroville,” say the owners, who intend to continue adding new and unique items making it a place of learning about the talents of others and the fascination of the Earth’s creations.
World of Gaia, next door to Global Gifts and Gallery, has a focus on small stones, jewelry, and jewelry supplies with a large online presence. It has provided for the launching of Global Gifts & Gallery and the venues for finding world art.
Cecilia has a mother and sister in Oroville and many cousins and relatives in the area.
Global Gifts & Gallery is located at 1404 Main and contacted at 509-476-2559. The current hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.