ZUMBROTA, Minn. (KTTC) – After nearly two decades of housing and providing a safe place for local artists to display their artwork, a Zumbrota art gallery is closing its doors.
Crossings at Carnegie has called Zumbrota home and has been a staple in the local art community for 19 years and will be missed by many, but the time has come for gallery owner Marie Marvin to close her doors.
“Change is hard you know,” she said. “Change is hard, but it is what it is.”
Her building has been for sale for the past two years but there are no prospective buyers.
Because of that, Marvin made the decision to close so she could take care of her parents, who are both well into their 90s.
“I’m going to miss having a place to take my friends from out of town,” said longtime customer Anne Rader. “I’m definitely going to miss the concerts, and I’m going to miss the programs.”
Crossings hosted a variety of unique events such as concerts, classes, and camps for kids and adults.
The gallery includes various artwork from local artists, jewelry, and other gifts. There’s something unique for everyone.
“I think it’s a cornerstone of this town and really did a lot to open it up and put it on the map,” said Rader.
While the decision is a bittersweet one, Marvin has enjoyed her time fulfilling her dream of owning an art gallery.
“After about three years of being open here, I was walking back up to the store from main street, and I had this sort of epiphany that was, ‘You are doing the job you were born to do.’ And if felt really good and it felt really right, and I’ve had a lot of jobs but this was the best one I’ve ever had,” said Marvin. “I love this job.”
Marvin tells KTTC she’s thankful for all the support over the years from the Zumbrota community, customers, local artists, and musical guests.
Marvin is hoping to get everything sold by the end of September but there is no official closing date. Regardless, a closing party will be held September 7.