Historic Re-Opening of Famed American Artist Thomas Kinkade Studios Original Gallery in Placerville, CA - Thomas Kinkade Studios
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May 26, 2016
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Historic Re-Opening of Famed American Artist Thomas Kinkade Studios Original Gallery in Placerville, CA

PLACERVILLE, CA – The original art gallery that helped launch the renowned career of American Artist Thomas Kinkade has re-opened in Placerville. After a brief hiatus, the Thomas Kinkade Hometown Gallery has opened its doors to the collectors at 437 Main Street in historic downtown Placerville, CA. The re-opening celebration includes a live Master Highlighter Event May 28th and 29th, open to the public 10:00 am – 6:00 pm both days. An additional Grand Opening event will be scheduled for the Fall.

Thomas Kinkade grew up in Placerville in the 1960s and 1970s and in 1984 was commissioned to paint original art for the Placerville Public Library. Thomas Kinkade sold prints of his paintings from a card table in a Placerville shopping center, and then in 1990 he teamed up with original Thomas Kinkade Gallery owner George Carpenter, in what was then a gift shop in downtown Placerville. After growing success, Carpenter renamed his retail store the Thomas Kinkade Gallery, which went on to become the inspiration for many successive Thomas Kinkade art galleries.

Upon Carpenter’s retirement, Art Brand Studios (ABS) has taken up the mantle and will continue to offer Thomas Kinkade Studios art in Placerville, CA.

“The Placerville community is thrilled that, once again, their downtown will be home to an art gallery dedicated to Thomas Kinkade and his work. As a hometown hero, visitors associate Placerville with Thomas Kinkade”, remarks Carolyn Keeler, Thomas Kinkade Gallery Director.

For more information on the Thomas Kinkade Hometown Gallery, visit Thomas Kinkade.com

Art Brand Studios publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade, Thomas Kinkade Studios, Marjolein Bastin, Zac Kinkade, and Simon Bull with distribution of the art and related collectibles through independently owned galleries worldwide, an extensive network of branded and licensed dealers, and strategic marketing relationships with more than 70 licensees. The company’s primary products are canvas and paper reproductions that feature inspiring themes.

For more information, please contact Karen Batista, Art Brand Studios Marketing Manager at 1-408-201-5000.


18 thoughts on “Historic Re-Opening of Famed American Artist Thomas Kinkade Studios Original Gallery in Placerville, CA

  1. Good morning- we have Hyde Street (SP), Light of Peace (PP), Light in the Storm (GP), and Beacon of Hope (GP) that we would like to sell if you or any of your clients are interested. We would be willing to place in your gallery on consignment if that is something you offer.

    Thank you. Kyle and Laura

    1. Thank you for contacting the Thomas Kinkade Company! The best resource for assistance in selling your Thomas Kinkade Limited Edition Artwork is your local Thomas Kinkade Gallery. They may have a list of interested buyers in your area or may be otherwise able to give assistance or direction in selling your pieces on the secondary market. To find the gallery that is closest to you, please visit: http://thomaskinkade.com/customer-service/galleries/ . Best Regards, Ramina

    1. Thank you for contacting the Thomas Kinkade Company! The best resource for assistance in selling your Thomas Kinkade Limited Edition Artwork is your local Thomas Kinkade Gallery. They may have a list of interested buyers in your area or may be otherwise able to give assistance or direction in selling your pieces on the secondary market. To find the gallery that is closest to you, please visit: http://thomaskinkade.com/customer-service/galleries/ . Best regards, Ramina

  2. Do you purchase Thomas Kincade Limited Edition Lithographs? I have Apple Hill Victorian signed, numbered 279/1950 and framed with Certificate of Authenticity. Also one of the original Main Street at Dusk lithos- signed and numbered 246/950. Please advise.

    1. Thank you for contacting the Thomas Kinkade Company! The best resource for assistance in selling your Thomas Kinkade Limited Edition Artwork is your local Thomas Kinkade Gallery. They may have a list of interested buyers in your area or may be otherwise able to give assistance or direction in selling your pieces on the secondary market. To find the gallery that is closest to you, please visit: http://thomaskinkade.com/customer-service/galleries/ . Best Regards, Ramina

  3. Hello.
    I have a framed print with Certificate – “Apple Hill Victorian”. It’s probably 15 years old. Excellent condition.
    Is there any value to this print? Any suggestions for re-sale somewhere?
    Any advice or help would be appreciated.
    Thank you –
    Mike Rhinehart – Roseville,Ca

    1. Thank you for contacting the Thomas Kinkade Company! The best resource for assistance in selling your Thomas Kinkade Limited Edition Artwork is your local Thomas Kinkade Gallery. They may have a list of interested buyers in your area or may be otherwise able to give assistance or direction in selling your pieces on the secondary market. To find the gallery that is closest to you, please visit: http://thomaskinkade.com/customer-service/galleries/ .

  4. I have a beautiful picture taken at Mount Charleston west of Las Vegas. I’d like to send it to you and see if there’s a possibility if one of your artist would consider it for a painting. would like to send you a picture via email. Thx

  5. Is your museum interested in Kinkade EARLY works? These are pieces painted before his “light” style. If you are not, might you poi t me to any museum that is? i would prefer they be sold to a museum versus marketed. I own them having been a close friend in the 1970’s. Thanks for any info. ( all have been authenticated by a CA Kinkade specialty group about 20 years ago).

    1. Hello Nancy:
      Thank you for collecting Thomas Kinkade artwork. Please email our Historian, Denise Sanders ([email protected]) directly. She will be able to assist you. Best regards, Ramina

  6. I bought an I framed piece from the gallery there before it closed and would like to have it framed with one of the Kinkade frames. Is that something that is offered there if I bring it back in?

    1. Hi Savanna,

      You can definitely contact the galleries in Placerville or Folsom for local assistance:

      Thomas Kinkade Hometown Gallery
      437 Main Street Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 903-4032

      American Visions Art Gallery
      705 Sutter Street Folsom, CA 95630

      Additionally, we do sell Limited Edition frames on our website which you can order directly. If you need further assistance our customer care team can help 1-800-243-8533

      -AS

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