Corridor Gift Guide: 2013 Style

13 Nov 2013


This year’s Corridor Gift Guide will be taking a different form. What previously was printed and distributed each year will now be posted on our weekly blog. You, lucky reader, are getting the very first glimpse of some of the goodies that are made right here in the Corridor. These entrepreneurs work extremely hard to come up with innovative and unique products for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. I would encourage you to visit their websites/stores to gather some personalized and thoughtful holiday gift ideas for the upcoming season.

Fine Art Painter Contemplating Canvas

Creators Hands Fine Art Gallery

Creators Hands Fine Art Gallery is located in the Weaver Realtors office right on Lake Ave. in Storm Lake. The gallery specializes in local artists who work primarily in photography, painting, and pencil drawings. Stop by and view their art work, add some of yours to the gallery and look for unique gifts for loved ones and yourself. Creators’ hours are 9 am – 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are looking forward to seeing you! For more information, please click here or email the gallery at

creators hands

Art of 16th

Art on 16th will be open during the Spirit Lake Holiday Open House this Sunday, November 17th from Noon – 4 pm. Shop for remarkable, original artwork in all price ranges by the 22 area artists featured. You will see Hank Hall’s functional, fun and funky teapots, all while registering for a free turkey or gift basket. You’ll even get to see some of our very own, Kathy Evert’s, work when you stop by for a visit. Click here for more info.


McGee Gallery and Framing

Barbara McGee owns and operates McGee Gallery and Framing in Peterson, Iowa.  The gallery includes Barbara’s studio and frame shop.  She does a wide range of subject matter in watercolor and oils, which mainly depict western and rural images with a smattering of flowers and autos. Barbara prides herself on offering professional framing in a hurry, for less. Reason being, she has a large number of moldings in stock so that your request can be completed within two days or less!  Click here to see all of her work.


Clay County Clay

Mel Myers produces hand thrown, hand-carved pottery made in the Spencer area. These one-of-a-kind creations are both functional and decorative. The studio is home to vases, lidded jars, bowls, covered casseroles and plates. Original and beautiful colors are used to fit to your individualized color preference. This master potter has over 30 years of ceramic experience under his belt and is excited to share it all with you. Visit his studio at 717 11th Ave East in Spencer or call 712.580.CLAY (2529).


Don’t these places sound awesome? I have to admit I’m quite jealous of all their hard work; my artistic abilities are nonexistent, it seems. :)

Artist Brushes

If you or someone you know would like to be included on this year’s Corridor Gift Guide, please email Alexa at or call the Corridor at 712.264.3474. The Guide will be posted each Wednesday; we’d love to help feature your creative spirits.

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- Alexa Guessford