The Bellport Village Art Scene


The quaint Village of Bellport has an active art community and on most weekends you can stroll Main Street and visit the local galleries to see the brilliant paintings created by LI artists.

Saturday November 5th was a great evening to meander through the village enjoying several art receptions with my artist friend Ted Stamatelos. Our first stop was at The Village Silversmith where you can find unique pieces of sterling silver jewelry. Dwight, the owner & jewelry designer along with his wife Gail run a charming, friendly and hospitable shop. The display cabinets are filled with exclusive pieces of jewelry, many handmade by Dwight. One of a kind bracelets, necklaces, earrings and charms can be purchased here. This is a shop you must visit while looking for an affordable yet special gift this holiday season. And, did I mention that he has paintings displayed within his shop? Several of my watercolors along with Ted’s paintings are being shown throughout the shop. Stop by and say hello to Dwight & Gail from me.

Next stop, on our walk was  Bellport Arts & Framing Studio owned by LuAnn. This was the opening reception of her new location. She had been framing art in a tiny storefront but now she is proudly working in her own larger building. LuAnn will custom design the perfect frame to match your decor with hundreds of moulding styles to choose from. She also does photo restoration, fine art restoration and she repairs old frames. Anytime I’ve stopped by LuAnn’s I feel at home with her and her wonderful assistant, Chris Taylor. They are always available with the perfect ideas to make my artwork look magnificent.

Our final destination was The Annual Group Exhibition at Gallery 125 located at 125 S Country Rd in Bellport, NY. This prestigious gallery, owner by Thomas V. Schultz is a clone of a fine art gallery in Manhattan. Spacious yet cozy this gallery was filled with art & artist from the local art community.




Christopher Wilde with his painting


Dwight from the Village Silversmith Shop with his metal sculpture.


Eddie Rehm, Ted Stamatelos, Mike Maas & Gregory B Barbera


LuAnn Thompson artist and owner of Bellport Arts & Framing Studio


Richard Edstrom MD with his painting


Kenneth Ian and his paintings


These are just a few of the talented artists participating in this group show. The show continues through the end of the year and it should not be missed. Public viewing is   Fridays 4-9   Saturdays 10:30-9   Sundays 10:30-1:30 (631-880-2693)


                                                       Paint with Me



~ by Lorraine Rimmelin on November 9, 2011.

4 Responses to “The Bellport Village Art Scene”

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  2. Thanks Bob….I’m lucky to have fun as an artist in both VT & NY.

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