Creativity and Design comes from the Inside Out

About Us

Home Furnishings for Inside
and Out

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Sleeper House Gallery is refreshed and uplifted. A new name, a new look, but the same owners, and the same style - with a twist. This eclectic gallery and gift shop has lots of unique new inventory that is sure to please the modern design enthusiasts and the traditional art and design Sleeper House Gallery fans, alike.There’s a story behind every great business. 

Once upon a time there was an exceptional Art Gallery in New York City and a successful Wholesale Gift business out of New Jersey. For relief from running the businesses we would come to Stowe to bask in the beauty of nature and good company. No have-to’s for a while can help things settle and new ideas percolate. We, Bernie Kuehn and Don Rowe, eventually decided to “retire” to Stowe after realizing that summers here are as amazing as winters are. “But we gotta have something to do that’s creative.” “We can’t just sit on our duffs.” So we bought a building to renovate and rent out. “This is cool but what to do when it’s done.” That was what started the emergence of, “This space is too nice to rent.” “Why not put the experience of two businesses into one store?” So the building wasn’t rented. We kept it and opened Sleeper House Gallery in 1995. Then we gradually turned apartments into more shop and gallery space with a retirement penthouse to boot. Really, retirement is actually an oxymoron. If synapses don’t get fired they go away. Not good!
            Out of the old comes the new. With our evolutionary renovations of this 1857 historic building came an award from the Stowe Historical Society and now we have a complete home environment shopping experience with fine art using our knowledge and experience from “Crossroad of Sports”, the gallery in New York City, and 22 years of prior business selling to gift shops and at gift shows. We’ve seen a lot and know what we like and what lots of other people like. So after many years here I’m still buying and selling and doing it in a really fabulous environment. Bernie has passed on peacefully in 2003 and Brad Highberger has come along since 2004 to add his creative touches and good eye in the purchasing, sales and advertising/graphics end of things. Thank God we have similar enough taste and senses of humor that we can grumble in harmony or laugh with each other until we cry. It’s still fun!! Not to forget all the love and fun we have gotten from Dickens, Pippen, Frolic and Eliza, the Norfolk Terriers who were our promotional staff. They’ve moved along as well.
                        In 2013 we woke up to the realization that way too many people were still zipping by on our straight away out front thinking Sleeper House was still a B&B or a bedding store. So, Here we are with our NEW name, Inside Out Gallery! We’ve modernized our logo and shifted some of our focus onto unique seating and furniture, art glass, ceramics and jewelry that has been received well! We’ve also adopted Raindance or Dani, her nickname, a wildly successful mother of many champion show pups and a “Westminster Dog Show” champion daughter. She’s now spoiled well and greeting all our customers with traditional Terrier-torial grins and comments. Come by and enjoy all the new things we’re doing! Don

 

A new name
and a new look.

Exceptional American and International fine crafts made from glass, wood, metals and clay have been added to the displays as sculptures, jewelry, serving pieces and other thoughtful gifts.

299 Mountain Road Stowe, VT 05672   •   802.253.6945   •   www.InsideOutGalleryVT.com