Allison Wickey expands into Seacrest for a unique art experience

Allison Wickey
Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 04:11 PM.

A. Wickey Gallery is expanding again, and the artist invites the public to come out and see her new works.

Allison Wickey has opened two spaces at the Village of South Walton in Seacrest Beach : one in a kiosk in Peddlers' Pavilions, and another in a gallery behind La Cocina Mexican Restaurant.

A. Wickey at the Pavilion carries small art, accessories, and clothing from mostly local artists. There are fun hats from Ecuador , necklaces, scarves, clothing items by Nicole Paloma, and handcrafted accessories by Haute by Gaelle Le Goff.

Shoppers will find Wickey's larger pieces of original artwork, as well as that of 10 others she carries, in her large 2,000-square-foot A. Wickey Studio Gallery.

Wickey attended art school, but says she never wanted to be a starving artist. So, she stumbled into the artistic realm when she started as a mural/faux-finish business in St. Louis , which began when she needed funds to rehab a house she had purchased.

"People saw the faux-finish mural I did for that house and they wanted one like it," she said.

The business spread to friends and further via word of mouth. The artist has now considered herself a professional working artist since 2000.

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