History of the Breakwater Gallery
The idea of a gallery in Cape Vincent started in 1998 in a sailboat on one lovely morning. The seed was planted and ideas were batted about by Shirley Hamblin, Bobby Denny, Liz Williams Kelly, Rolland Hanson, with Deborah Seller writing up a charter and acting treasurer along with contributions from both Sam Williams and Clinton Hanson.
A local marina owner was approached about using part of his marina as a gallery and he liked the idea. With lots of elbow grease, more donations, and furnishings brought in by Beverly Adams the gallery opened later that spring. The gallery resided at the marina for 16 years.
In 2015, the Breakwater Gallery moved just a short block away to 263 Broadway on the main street in the quaint Village of Cape Vincent (pictured right).
Charter members were:
Rolin and Clinton Hanson
Liz Williams-Kelly and Sam Williams