Welcome to Union Station’s Artistic New Neighbor

Elizabeth Robbins, left, and Shanna Kunz

Union Station has three art galleries of its own, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t welcome more of the same.

So, welcome to the Bella Muse gallery on the southeast corner of Wall Avenue and 25th Street, southeast corner, right by the bronze statue of the little Indian girl.

I discovered the gallery Thursday morning. Elizabeth Robbins and Shanna Kunz, both highly accomplished and well-known local artists, were in the process of setting up. They officially opened last Friday, but are still so new they don’t even have the sign out front yet.

Shanna said the two wanted both a studio and gallery space, and when a dress shop in the building closed up last month “it fell in our lap like it was meant to be.”

They grabbed it three days later and started moving in.

They’re going to do demonstrations, give classes, do fund raisers for local charities and work with other shops on the street.

They’re still setting up their web site, which will be http://www.bellamusegallery.com. If the link doesn’t work yet, give it a few days.

This is a good thing. More galleries, like more coffee shops or any other type of business, means more folks come down and visit us all.

Thus does Ogden’s central business district grow.