River Sunset by Susan BellThis weekend I got a chance to stroll down one of my favorite streets in Denver: Pearl Street in Washington Park. This street is lined with funky stores, yummy cafes and hip restaurants. It has a youthful yet posh vibe - kind of like a nice street in Chicago's Lincoln Park but with many more green trees and flowers. I poked my head into a small gallery to check out the local art and had a nice visit with one of the artists, Jess Covey. The Gallery, Bell Studio Gallery, is owned by Susan Bell but features a small number of other local artists who paint mainly in the representational style with only a few abstract/impressionistic pieces included. I really liked the variety of work, the price points and the friendly staff. I wish all galleries had a welcoming feel like this one did. If you're ever in the Denver area you should check out Pearl St. and the Bell Studio Gallery.