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Clipper Ship Gallery

Clipper Ship Gallery

". . . a journey of discovery with something new around every turn."

For art lovers, Clipper Ship Gallery in New Buffalo is a must-see place on their itinerary. Owner Gary Sullivan says the store is popular with both summer visitors and year-round regulars.

“I think my highest priority, as the third generation of my family to own an art gallery,” says Sullivan, “is to remain what two and a half decades of friends and customers expect from this place.”

Those expectations were built by Sullivan’s mother, Beverly, an artist and interior designer. “My mother always wanted a trip through Clipper Ship to be a journey of discovery with something new around every turn. We do everything we can to keep that feeling and expand on it. This store was always so much more than a business to my mother and countless others, and it remains a labor of love to us.”

Beverly Sullivan first operated her store in Palos Heights, Ill., but after a trip to New Buffalo, she fell in love with the community, moved there and brought her gallery with her.

Sullivan says the store is probably best known for the uniqueness of its items and its marine art by Charles Vickery. “If we have something and it shows up elsewhere, we’ll move on to something new,” he says.  In addition to its popular wildlife and nature paintings, The Clipper Ship also has floral and still life paintings.

Many of the artists who display in the store also have been commissioned by area residents and visitors to paint murals in their homes and boats.

In addition to the paintings, The Clipper Ship also has an assortment of handmade jewelry and other hand-crafted artwork for sale.

For art lovers, Sullivan says his store has something to fit almost any budget. Prints of original work range from $30 to $200, and limited edition original artwork can be had for as little as $100 up to $5,000. Sullivan added that the gallery has small pieces like a music box that are affordable, but also sells one-of-a-kind pieces that can cost up to $20,000.

“We’re a fixture in New Buffalo. What makes us appealing is that you simply can’t come in here and spend just a few minutes, because there is so much to see,” says Sullivan. “For New Buffalo, a store like this offers a friendly atmosphere. I think there is something for everybody.” ?

Clipper Ship Gallery is located at 116 N. Whittaker St.
in downtown New Buffalo. For information, e-mail
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