Valentine’s Gifts at Greco Gallery

Dawn Patel’s cycled clothing

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Sturgeon Bay’s Greco Gallery has lots of options for gift giving from original paintings and budget-friendly prints to hand-made jewelry and home accessories.

Gifts include fiber art accessories from Tawnie Perkovich of Gypsy Stomp and Helen Bacon of Helen’s Botanicals. Bacon hand-dyes silk accessories with botanicals that she grows and collects herself, and her winter collection includes scarves and hats knitted with locally dyed wool.

Refab, Dawn Patel’s line of up cycled clothing with hand-painted, silkscreened and appliqued imagery, has new pieces for adults and children featuring mythical animals and hearts. Vintage objects and ephemera inspire Katie Starr of Reacquainted and Melissa Clark of Prettywar Designs. Kayla Wilke, creator of Apple Blossom Products, has handmade, natural products for the body. Beautifully packaged in refillable vintage glass jars, they are perfect for gift baskets.

Gallery founder Kelly Goettelman of Avenson Photography has branched out into metal sculptures in the last year. She uses a plasma cutter to create one-of-a-kind pieces from copper, then adds texture by grinding the piece, or color by torching it.

Greco Gallery is located at 24 N. Third Ave. in downtown Sturgeon Bay. A collaborative effort to create, share and inspire others, the gallery shows work in various media from a group of local artists, who range from award-winning to budding new ones. Winter hours are Monday-Wednesday by chance; 10 am to 5 pm Thursday; 10 am to 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday; and 10 am to 2 pm Sunday. For more information call 920.743.5000 or go to