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$100 Gift Certificate, Off the Beaten Path, Cloudcroft, NM

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$100 Gift Certificate, Off the Beaten Path, Cloudcroft, NM

Enjoy a shopping spree at one of the most popular galleries in Cloudcroft! Buy yourself a gift or something special for a loved one from our collection of eclectic and original artwork created by artists and artisans with love and passion. If nothing else, Off the Beaten Path is an interesting place to wander and peruse.

About the Gallery:

It has been one heck of a ride! Who’da thunk that back when, in 1996, we (Berle Van Zandt and Donna Rand) would open a magical spot on the map of the Sacramento Mountains? We’re absolutely thrilled with the way Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) has evolved! We bought a small house on a sunny corner just a block off the main shopping district and opened our doors in November 1996 on a more-than-tight budget. Much of the artwork we made, along with stained glass that Donna’s mom, Clem Rand, and aunt, Liz Woods, made. We also carried some pieces created by artists that dear friends located for us. Things have changed: We now feature artists from New York and Rhode Island to California, Oregon and Washingon, and from Cloudcroft to Montana, Minnesota and Michigan. Berle still produces some jewelry, bells and other art, but Clem has passed and Liz retired. Good energy is associated with ALL of our featured art because the artists we carry truly love what they are doing. Their passion shows in their handmade work and is felt by our patrons who comment to this effect often. 

We offer new, unusual and unique original artwork and gifts to patrons visiting our shop. We don’t want any visitors to see art here they've seen elsewhere. Much of the art we make and that we carry in the shop is created with discarded scraps and other found items. Repurposing and recycling are passions of ours. We don't like to throw ANYTHING away. We believe art made from new is creation and art made from old is SALVATION. The mood of Off the Beaten Path follows this theme, as well — cool and unusual. The shop sits in an old Cloudcroft home, probably built in the late 1920s or early 1930s (depending upon the old-timer you ask). This isn’t our home, although we spend much more time here than at our residence east of town. We utilize as much of the home as we can, even featuring yard art, wind chimes and other whimsical outdoor decor in our backyard in the warmer months. 

Our primary goal at Off the Beaten Path has evolved, as well. It’s not about folks dropping a bundle of money with us  — no, we want “to help make people a little happier than when they walked in,” says Berle. And most people who stop in DO leave with smiles on their faces. So, please stop in and see us on your next visit to Cloudcroft, if for no other reason than to be happy!

Lot # 155
System ID # 12296537
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