The Art Insight Emporium was born from a quick pop up show Christy LaRoy held in December of 2013. It was a 6 hour one day show she threw together quick in an empty commercial space she owned with her husband in Downtown Monroe. The day of the show there was a snow storm that dumped inches of snow every hour the duration of the show, but tons of shoppers came out and bought a large amount of her inventory. That planted the seed that possibly an art gallery would be needed in Monroe.
She decided to open a gallery that would host a monthly show with her work and one other artists work. Artists friends joined in and started teaching classes, over time the gallery was open every weekend, and then moved into a larger location Christy and Jake Owned down the street and added more hours and more classes.
The gallery showcases a select group of artists works on a continual basis, but still holds a featured show every month or two highlighting a single artists work or hosting a juried show.
You can book a class at the gallery by following this link Or you can book a private class or rent the gallery space for a party by calling or emailing the gallery, all of the information can be found on the contact us tab.
And we welcome the public in for viewing or buying on Friday's 11-6 and Saturday's 11-3
We are also about to launch our 501(c)3 to help us create more wonderful programs for the community to attend on an affordable price.
We are thankful to our first sponsor LaRoy Door!!! They helped by donating and giving us the oppertunity to award local artists prize money for our Michigan Love juried show, and the proceeds of that show is funding our Free Teen Open Studio Nights Program!