THE GALLERY FROM TOWN INSIDE THE GALLERY VIEW FROM THE GALLERY WINDOWS
Overlooking the Village of Shelburne Falls and the Deerfield River, Salmon Falls Gallery is simply a great place to take in the view: inside you are looking at gorgeous works of art, outside the river flowing under The Bridge of Flowers and over Salmon Falls, the gallery’s namesake. We are regularly told we have the best view in town!
Housed in a 100-year-old building that once was Wirthmore Grain and Feed, Salmon Falls Gallery has focused on exhibiting the finest local artists and artisans for over 25 years. The gallery’s generous 3,400 square feet of space exhibits more than 90 different artists working in a huge variety of media. Click on ARTISTS in the menu for information about all the artists we exhibit and on CALENDAR for a list of changing exhibits focusing on an individual artist or theme.
Shelburne Falls is a walkable village. It is home to more than a dozen art galleries, as well as fine dining, shops devoted to vintage clothing and collectables, bookstores, a Trolley Museum and a pharmacy that still has a working soda counter. The Falls is both an Historic and Cultural District and Franklin County is a designated Rural Arts Haven. Our residents are busy in the performing arts as well as visual art and music. Spend the day or stay the weekend, there are so many venues to explore.
Glass artist Josh Simpson owns the gallery. His work is collected in major museums and private collections around the world. Salmon Falls Gallery has one of the most extensive displays of his work to be found anywhere. We are constantly updating what the gallery exhibits to include works that have just been created as well as showing a brief retrospective of his entire body of work. You may know Josh’s planets: exquisite spheres that reflect multiple versions of fantastic worlds. Planets are not his only creation: his art explores diverse directions, surprising and beautiful, inspired by earth, sky and space. Josh lives and works right here in Shelburne, reflecting the gallery's commitment to showing artists who live and work within 50 miles of Salmon Falls Gallery. Pictured is just a taste of his glass art. Come up the hill and be inspired!