Established in 1977 by David Bacigalupo, The Art Corner is a small but pristine framing store and art gallery that features valuable pieces from local and foreign artists.
Wendy Snow-Lang bought the business at 264 Washington Street, on Mill Hill, in 2005 from her former boss, Bacigalupo. She had worked there for 20 years. As well as the framing business, the store is well-known as a showcase for local artists.
Snow-Lang suffered a fire in 2008, which started at the back of the store. She rebuilt at the same location, but moved down the street to a temporary location for the interim.
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The Art Corner website
"Flames gut downtown art gallery: owner of 30-year business: I'll do my best to reopen" Salem News, Apr. 25, 2008, p. 1
"Irreplaceable art lost, but owner will rebuild" Salem News, Apr. 26, 2008, p. 1