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Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery

402 Forest Ave, Frankfort, MI 49635-9370
+1 231-352-6213
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Warm, welcoming and cheerful art!

Stopped by on our bike trip around Crystal Lake on the way back in Franfort. Ellie is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
xcskigirly
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Traverse City, Michigan
Motivated this artist

At my very first visit I felt as if I was dropping in to see a dear friend. So welcoming and open... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
fogo828
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Ellie Harold Studio & Gallery is located in an historic Victorian home on the corner of 4th Street and Forest Avenue, just a short block from Main Street. The 1895 structure showcases the award-winning artist's Michigan landscape, abstract, and still life oil paintings. When Ellie discovered the nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in 2007, she declared "I could paint here for the rest of my life." The following year, she and her husband Roo purchased the Forest Avenue home and embarked on a 3 year renovation project. Since opening the Studio & Gallery in 2012, they have welcomed many hundreds of visitors who have enjoyed meeting the artist (2009 Sleeping Bear Artist-In-Residence) and viewing her artwork, beautifully displayed in a home setting. In addition to paintings and decor ideas, you'll also find gift items: boxed card sets, desk calendars and the artist's book, 7 Habits of Deeply Fulfilled Artists: Your Aesthetic Needs & How to Meet Them.
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402 Forest Ave, Frankfort, MI 49635-9370
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Stopped by on our bike trip around Crystal Lake on the way back in Franfort. Ellie is a lovely artist and human being - welcomed us into her home and studio. Her art work is of high quality and we so enjoyed her 'birds' as...More

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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit! I'm glad you enjoyed the birds and they (and I ) hope you'll stop by again next time you're in Frankfort.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

At my very first visit I felt as if I was dropping in to see a dear friend. So welcoming and open to answering questions about her process. Such energy! It knocked me out of my long slump of not painting, and not doing what...More

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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks very much for your kind words. I'm deeply committed to helping artists do their art. I'm happy you enjoyed your visit to my Studio & Gallery -- the paintings (and the artist) love to be seen! Please visit again when you're in the area.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We traveled to Frankfort for their summer art fair. While walking around town, we saw the sign for Ellie's studio. As an artist, I wanted to see her work up close, having followed her on Facebook and in various exhibits. This experience was delightful, educational...More

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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I appreciate that you took time to review your visit! I enjoy meeting other artists and am glad you stopped to take a look. Come again next time you're around.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This was a lovely experience! Ms. Harold opens her beautiful home to visitors. She was charming and friendly, telling us about her art and her experiences in Michigan. You walk through her garage, where she has works in progress. Once in her home, there is...More

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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for visiting! I also appreciate that you took the time to review your experience so others may also enjoy what we have to offer. Please come again the next time you're in the vicinity. There's always new art to see!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Historic neighborhood just off main drag, lovely artist, beautiful art. Much welcome change from the touristy stuff

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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thanks for your appreciation! We love sharing the art and hope you'll visit again.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We saw Ellie's artwork online and was surprised to see that she regularly opens her home studio to the public on weekends in Frankfort. We have a cottage nearby, so we went to visit. Her home is meticulously kept, the summer studio in the garage...More

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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit! We're very glad you enjoyed your time in my Studio & Gallery. I hope you'll stop by again soon! Ellie

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were walking by Elle's home and studio on our way to the bakery when we stopped to admire the house and paintings on the porch. There was something about it that drew us in and made us stop to admire the colors, the flowers,...More

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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

I so appreciate your taking the time to share your experience of my Studio & Gallery! We love that Frankfort encourages home-based businesses. It's my best way of making my art available to the public. I hope you'll stop by again any time you're in...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

My visit to the home of Ellie and her husband, Roo, was just lovely! They were so welcoming, I really felt entreated to take my time and explore every room FULL of Ellie's work. I'm so glad we (my friend and I) called on the...More

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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thanks very much for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. Roo and I are glad you felt welcomed to the Studio & Gallery. We feel privileged to share this unique venue with the hundreds of visitors who find their way...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I spent a few happy minutes on New Year's Day with Ellie in her home/studio discussing art, life and kitchen remodeling. She's funny and open and was just as interested in the ways that art impacts my life, and the community in general, as she...More

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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016

I'm so pleased that you made your way to Frankfort in winter, found us on TripAdvisor and took the time to write a review. I hope you'll come back to experience the area in more clement weather! Many thanks, Ellie.

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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Beautiful art work and a beautiful home. Take a few minutes and meet the artist view her work and see what they have done to the interior of this home.

Thank Catherine B
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EllieHarold, Owner at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2015

I'm happy you enjoyed your visit to my Studio & Gallery! Thanks very much for taking the time to review your experience.

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