SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — If you’ve ever driven down Northwestern Highway in Southfield, you’ve probably seen the 63,000 square foot Greco-Roman building known as Park West Gallery. What you may not realize, is that the gallery is celebrating 42 years in business as well as its most recent accolade—being named “The Official Best Art Gallery in Michigan 2011.”
Park West Gallery was just awarded this year’s “Best Art Gallery” title by the national travel program Official Best Of, featuring the best family attractions, restaurants, spas, hotels and much more, from all across America. The show regularly airs on The Discovery Channel and other major networks including ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.
“Official Best Of chose Park West Gallery as ‘Best Art Gallery’ because of the variety of its collections available to the public, and for its stellar reputation in the art world,” explained Associate Producer Paula Griswold. “Artworks for everyone are available or on display, from the novice beginner to the most experienced collector. In addition, the owner, Albert Scaglione, is known for his philanthropic and charitable work, activities which Official Best Of researchers regard highly when choosing attractions.”
“We are thrilled to be designated the ‘Official Best Art Gallery in Michigan,’” said Park West Gallery CEO and founder Albert Scaglione. “It is an honor to be recognized in the company of such prestigious past winners—local favorites like the Detroit Zoo and Henry Ford Museum, as well as national cultural institutions including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.”
Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Park West Gallery is best known for its popular art auctions conducted on cruise ships worldwide and in major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. The Park West Gallery Collection offers fine art by renowned masters, acclaimed contemporary artists and several Michigan-based artists who have gained international renown.
“Aside from our presence in Michigan, we’ve been making an impact across the country through our support of arts education initiatives nationwide,” Scaglione added. “It’s encouraging to be recognized for our hard work and dedication to championing the arts here at Park West Gallery.”
Visit Park West Gallery online at www.parkwestgallery.com.
To see all of The Official Best Of winners, visit www.officialbestof.com.
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