Wednesday, August 13, 2008

elizabeth stone gallery moves to internet only presence

Our much loved Old Town Alexandria purveyor of children's book illustration and fine art is closing her doors and moving to Internet only sales after August 15th. Elizabeth Stone offered children's book illustrations, limited editions and prints, posters, and a special suite of children's gifts. Stone made a big impression on Shauna Lee Lange Arts Advisory when she revealed the work she was doing to bring children's illustration to local large hospitals.

Spending a few hours and going through Stone's flat files is like walking back in time through one's own childhood. While we wish Stone well, we (like many others in the business) wonder and worry about the balance of an Internet presence and a physical store front and it still deeply saddens us to see our ability as art lovers to view these precious works up and close coming to an end.