Art & Soul Gallery is a very spontaneous and exciting environment. Not unlike a juried art show, new works arrive daily from Michigan and across the United States. Art & Soul Gallery offers a diverse selection of works in a bright, spacious atmosphere that is a showcase of both the new emerging artists as well as those with an established history.
Owner Amy Staffan left a 12-year career in corporate sales, to open Art & Soul Gallery in 2002 and recently finished her 5 year reign as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Traverse City ArtCenter. One immediately gets the impression that she has an eye for collectible and beautiful items, knows her clientele, takes interest in their tastes, and has established a wide range of prices making a special work of art affordable to everyone.
"Can you imagine being close to home, surrounded by the most spectacular artwork, having a dedicated staff for our wonderful customers, and being right in the heart of beautiful Downtown Traverse City just a block away from the bay… it sure beats working in Corporate America!".
SUSAN SPEAR: FREELANCE WRITER FOR NATIONAL ART MAGAZINES, AND FINE ARTS EDITOR FOR VIEWS MAGAZINE, A SOUTHERN REGIONAL LIFESTYLE PUBLICATION
"Art & Soul Gallery is such a success, because Amy Staffan is truly remarkable. She has so much fun interacting with people; and personality wise, she is head and shoulders above the rest. With a single-minded nature and great instincts, she consistently gathers artists, attracts customers and recruits students. She is amazing. Every season brings so many new faces, fresh work and it’s due to Amy's enthusiasm."
- Chuck L. Forman, Watercolor Artist/Instructor
"Art & Soul Gallery offers such an exclusive and unique variety of art. I own so many pieces of beautiful jewelry and fine art from this gallery that I facetiously told Amy, that my husband and I are going to purchase all of our art from her and build a new house around it."
- J. Martinek, Local Art Patron
"Amy is an artists dream!! As humorous and entertaining as she is; she's equally inspiring and a damn good marketer of my artwork! I have my pieces spread out across the country, and her gallery out performs all others!!"
- M.M., Oil Artist, Florida