Awards and Recognition
Wabamun art gallery finalist in Alberta Businesses Awards of Distinction
A Wabamun art gallery has put the lakeside hamlet on Alberta’s business map.
“When I got the email, I was blown away. If I win, you’ll probably hear me squealing all the way to Spruce Grove,” said Gossamer Gallery & Gifts owner Lois Hannam.
Her vision quickly turned into bringing art out of the city and into a rural, lakeside setting with the goal of providing an inviting, relaxed atmosphere for patrons to experience art in their own backyard. However, with little capital left to invest in the merchandise after purchasing a business space, Hannam was forced to approach local makers, artisans, and artists to help fill her store. This happy accident is actually what ended up giving Gossamer its unique identity as a hotspot for Albertan art.
“It wasn’t really my full intention to open up an art gallery but I’m glad I did. When I chose the name, it was kind of serendipitous of what I did and the rest is history,” said Hannam.
May 07, 2021 • Last Updated May 18, 2021 • 4 minute read`