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“Entirely Unique, A Little Pricey”
Review of Agora

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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Loved the unique selection of locally crafted art and gifts! Ranging from sculptures to jewelry beads. The items are a bit pricey, but some things get your attention with their rarity and you can't pass them up. And Hey! who doesn't want to support local art?

Thank GlennaMunuswamy
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Agora features works in all media by a variety of artists. It is fun to just go and look at the unique items they display, which they do beautifully. The store is technically in the Winnishiek Hotel, a lovely historic hotel, but you enter the store from Water Street, not the hotel lobby. The staff is really nice as well. When I admired a painting on the wall which was out of my price range, the attendant showed me two alternative presentations of the same work. One was a reasonably priced poster, and one was a note card, which she suggested putting in a floating glass frame since it was not a standard size for matting. Given the quality of merchandize, it would be easy for the staff to be pretentious, but like the rest of this town, they are warm and welcoming. This store is truly a gem. Anyone with an interest in the arts would enjoy a visit here.

3  Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 16 April 2010

one of the best stores ANYWHERE. Agora features gorgeous jewelry, beautiful (and functional) pottery, original sculptures, clever prints and paintings, and much more. From inexpensive gifts (the $9 wooden bud vases are a personal favorite) to hand-made, one-of-a-kind furniture, you will fall in love with this incredible store. Gail has fabulous taste, and you can be sure that everything she chooses to put in her store is a work of art.

p.s. Don't be confused by the word "craft": this is NOT a store full of country CRAP. If you're looking for junky candles and plastic flowers, GO ELSEWHERE.

2  Thank fox4cefive
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