New Gallery Offers a Place for Creative Collaboration in East Texas


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A new East Texas business opens its doors to regional and international artistic expression while adding to the already bustling quaint arts community of Edom.

Located in the former Edom Bakery building, the versatile Edom Gallery & Cafe consists of an art gallery, studio, market, and a café and coffee shop.

Owners Lynn and Sheri Augustson opened the venue with a vision to promote the arts, contribute to the excitement of Edom, and promote community closeness.

“Our primary goal is to support the arts and get Edom and Ben Wheeler to hold hands and promote our area as the place to be in East Texas,” Sheri said. “This really is an eclectic gathering place and there is something for everyone. We’re open and we’re ready to meet you.”

Promoting the arts and local artists, the gallery has artist spaces available for rent and a featured artist reception each month.

Edom Gallery & Cafe brings exciting events to Edom, like their monthly Paint-A-Canvas Party consisting of creating and mingling with like-minded artistically-driven folks. Guests of the party are allowed to bring their own creative juices in the form of beer and wine.

The gallery also has plans to host live acoustic music performances to set the stage for Saturday evenings.

Bluegrass group Lykins Family of Jacksonville is scheduled to perform from 6 to 9 p.m. January 10.

Sheri adds that the closing hours of events are tentative, because “when the party gets going, it gets going.”

Literary events are on the horizon for the gallery as well, as they strive to promote all creative facets of the arts.

As for the café creations and offerings, the guests experience a taste of familiarity.

Popup appearances and contributions from local favorite Chef Jackson York, former executive chef of Edom Bakery, are frequent.

The café offers organic and non-GMO baked goods including cookies, brownies, walnut clusters, biscotti, breads, calzones, salads, and more. Coffee creations consist of iced coffee, cappuccino, lattes, and gourmet coffee.

For those looking to snack and relax, free Wi-Fi is available to the gallery’s guests.

Located at 8334 FM 279, Edom Gallery & Cafe is open Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit EdomGallery.com or call 903.852.5552.

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