A Gallery of Dreams

Lifelong friends Shaun Daley and Michelle Pankowski Mundt were getting ready to leave when it happened— a burst pipe filled their Somerville storefront with four inches of water just weeks before its grand opening.

Lifelong friends Shaun Daley and Michelle Pankowski Mundt were getting ready to leave when it happened— a burst pipe filled their Somerville storefront with four inches of water just weeks before its grand opening. But a short delay for cleanup and repairs wouldn’t derail their dream of operating an art gallery, and Gallery on Main officially opened its doors in June.

The gallery features works by both international and noteworthy local artists from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania (including Daley, who met his business partner at Immaculata High School). And there are plans in the works for juried exhibitions as well as a Featured Artist of the Month. Special events are part of the appeal too. In late June, for example, artist and author J.L. Gonzalez was in the house to sign copies of his latest book Pothole.

Not in the market for art? Don’t let that prevent you from visiting. Gallery on Main also features a wide variety of antiques, collectibles and vintage items (furniture, decorative accessories, toys). And you can get art— and photographs—restored and framed here too. Be sure to drop in the next time you’re in town.

Gallery on Main, 30 W. Main St., Somerville, 908.722.4234; galleryonmainst.com

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