Eat, Play, Live

World-class art close to home

Editor’s note: This story is part of the Eat, Play, Live special section.

Q: How long have you been around?

A: I’ve been here since 1968, came here as a student.

Q: What do you offer the community?

A: I offer a lot: World-class art and museum-quality American crafts. I offer an art buying experience unmatched anywhere in central Pa., backed up by more than 40 years of experience in the art profession.

Q: What are your top sellers?

A: Right now paintings with a lot of texture and color are popular, but there is no one genre that is going crazy. I think quality and uniqueness and originality is what serious art buyers are looking for now. I tend to stay away from trendy imagery.

Q: What’s the best thing about your location?

A: I like my location in the McAllister Alley walkway because it’s like a little slice of Europe. We’re only a few steps off of crowded College Avenue, right in the heart of the downtown but it’s much more peaceful here. Also weather permitting, I use the Tavern Restaurant’s outdoor patio railings to hang and display assorted paintings in the natural sunlight.

Q: What is the best way to “play” in Centre County?

A: Having two small businesses in town does not give me a lot of time to “play.” Though when I can, I usually can be found out on the golf course at Toftrees.

Douglas Albert Gallery

Where: 107 McAllister Alley, State College

Info: 234-9822, www.douglas albertgallery.com

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