Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Gallery in Town

Greetings from the Forest

Today's blog is about small town advantages and the excitement of a new business opening in Trinidad.

One big advantage is no traffic.  Trinidad, Colorado has 4 stop lights.  Yup 4.  I like getting stopped at the red light because it gives me an opportunity to look around and see who is in town to toot my horn and wave at.  The first time someone honked and waved because they knew me as I was walking down Main Street I got so darned excited.  Having lived in the big city for most of my life I really had no clue what small town living was like and was thrilled.  It's much like going to Walmart (our only stores for groceries besides Safeway) and seeing my general practitioner doctor in the frozen food section with his son.  That was a new experience.  Small town life at its best.

Trinidad used to be known as the sex change capital of the world but it no longer offers that surgery at the local hospital and hasn't for several years.  Working hard to change that stigma, Trinidad, in 2013, became a "Colorado Creative District".  Many local artists are world renowned and show they work in the local galleries along Main Street. 

Here is another great benefit to living in Trinidad, those earlier mentioned Galleries.  During the summer we experience Last Friday Art Trek.  This is where the Galleries along Main Street are open in the evening and you can wander into and out of them to enjoy the local talent.  Many of the specialty shops and restaurants are also open.  It is a lovely time to wander along, listen to live music being offered by local musicians set up on the sidewalk, and enjoy the people.

Now, I'm finally getting to the title of the New Gallery In Town -  I am excited because I know the artists opening Marketplace Gallery LLC.  Located at 149 East Main Street, Marketplace Gallery will offer a vast array of talent and artistic treasures.  From original paintings to specialized glad to pottery to furniture, it will be just a joy to walk in the doors!  The grand opening will be Thursday, September 22nd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  If you live in the area please stop by and get to know the ladies behind the artistic venture.

There are tons of other reasons I find living in a small town a positive experience but I'll save those for another day.

So for now, that's it from the forest except for Max and Ollie -

Bidding you a lovely day!


  1. Pleased to meet you, Lanae! I love your blog, and welcome you to town. I would like to add a quick comment to say that most Trinidadians did not view our reassignment surgery as anything shameful or stigmatic, but, rather, were proud of the tolerance and progressive thinking in the community.

    1. Lori, I certainly didn't mean to offend. I've heard many opinions both for and against. It certainly didn't stop me from moving here :-)
      Thank you for reading the blog and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.