We love December Gallery Night at The Pear & Salvage Home. Our charming little town of Mineral Point becomes even more impossibly so, as it transforms into a glittering wonderland courtesy of the hundreds of luminaries that line the streets, especially for this annual event.

Mark your calendars Peeps:  Saturday, December 3rd, Gallery Night at The Pear with special featured regional artist Susan Colby (from 5pm to 9pm).

Artist Susan Colby


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Painter, designer, clothing manufacturer, businesswoman, raconteur, canine lover and all-round creator extraordinaire, do come and meet the dynamo Susan Colby herself. Susan, will be accompanied by her beloved hound Bracken aka The Flooze (on account of being an excellent flirt).

Susan & The Flooze

Possessing the drive and energy of someone half her age,  one might be forgiven for thinking that at 75, Susan Colby might consider slowing down.  Hell to the no on that one. Designing and running her own company alongside longtime business partner Burt Avedon, Susan divides her time between Avedon & Colby International Outfitters and painting. Originally an art teacher, she says, “Because my career has always been involved in ART…I see that and me as living an Adventure Responding to what is True.”

For more info on her company Avedon & Colby International Outfitters, check it out here: https://www.avedoncolby.com

Using mixed mediums, mostly oiled crayon on gesso “released” with turpentine  and controlled with pencil line, Colby’s paintings are rich, playful, beautifully textured and filled with color.

The Pear will also be brimming with gorgeous, locally handmade scarves, hats and mittens (perfect for warm and toasty gift giving).

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We have a swag of interesting vintage silverware platters too.



Join us for scrumptious Yuletide snacks and beverages, including Christmas Punch, sugar cookies and Bûche de Noël.

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The first lucky 30 customers to make a store purchase on Gallery Night (from 5pm til 9pm), will be given a unique handmade glazed clay ornament by artist Stephanie Corridori.

Glazed clay Christmas ornaments by Stephanie Corridori.


The Pear will be open on Saturday from 10am – 9pm. Gallery Night with Susan Colby (and The Flooze) starts at 5pm.

Meanwhile feast your eyes on some more of Susan’s wonderful paintings. Some are huge, some are medium sized, others, small and dainty. Come on down to The Pear to see for yourself.



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Bracken “The Flooze” as Ballerina






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