Wild Holly Gallery
The Good (Clint Eastwood) - Painting - Freddie Valdez
Wild Holly Gallery is a spot to explore when you visit Carefree, Arizona. It’s a sprawling art gallery located right in the heart of downtown that features American artists of all styles and mediums. The steel kinetic wind sculpture draws you inside and then the question becomes, ‘Where do I start?’ You’ll be overwhelmed by the gallery’s colors, textures and energy. What makes Wild Holly Gallery different among Carefree galleries? It’s the eclecticism. You won’t see this stunning array of art anywhere else in the Phoenix area. It has over 95 featured artists who come from all over the country. Styles range from traditional to ultra-modern with everything in between. The highly multifaceted collection includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, copper, glass, and more. Its most talked about pieces are its fountains. Wild Holly Gallery began as a shop that sold fountains and garden art, and it has stayed close to its roots. You may feel overwhelmed, but don’t despair. Owner Holly Pagliaro-Bergman is there to lend a helping hand. Each piece tells a story and she knows all of them. If you’re interested in making a purchase, she can help you find the right piece as well. The lively almost 5,000 square feet and 2 floors of the gallery are bursting with energy. It’s a great place to stop for the afternoon when you’re strolling the streets of Carefree. It’s also an excellent place for adding to your own collection or bringing back a piece from your Arizona trip.
Carefree, Arizona, is just north of Phoenix in the foothills of the mountains. It’s a scenic town set amid the high Sonoran desert with a background of mountain vistas and sweeping desert views. It boasts its own unique flora and fauna which is showcased at the new Desert Gardens. Wild Holly Gallery is located right on Easy Street, Carefree’s main drag, in the historic Bradbury Building at the corner of Ho Hum Way.
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At first, the shop specialized in garden art and water features. But because of her passion for American art, the space was soon too small. A few years later, she tore down a wall and doubled her space to make room for new items. By 2006 the shop had outgrown its space again. She bought the nearby historic Bradbury Building where the gallery is now located on the corner of Ho Hum Way at 22 Easy Street. The new gallery was renovated and opened in May of 2006.
Since its opening, the shop has grown from 600 to almost 5,000 square feet and now contains a stunning array of different art mediums and styles. Wild Holly Gallery is proud to showcase the artwork of over 95 American artists. It features the work of both local and nationally known artists. On the weekends, the gallery hosts visiting artists who work there in its studio. A different artist is featured each month and there are exhibitions during its exhibit season.
What sets Wild Holly Gallery apart from other Carefree galleries is its uniqueness. Each individual item tells a story. Prices vary from easily affordable to high, and a portion of all sales go to Foothills Animal Rescue, a no-kill no-cage animal shelter where Pagliaro-Bergman is chairperson of the board.