Gallery Mystes was founded in 2016 by Artist, Beekeeper and Landscaper Ashley Virginia Rugge. It is a gallery in the old way. Our first art galleries (that we know of) were holy places where our ancestors would gather to learn, tell stories, and heal. Art was a form of medicine creating an act of connection with the earth, for these places were in and of the earth, they are the Caves. Gallery Mystes is in this way of Art. It blends the old ways with new ways to create a new way forward that is more sustainable, celebratory, and earth intimate it is where Art and Medicine meet. It is a place where Art, real Art, the and the endangered Artist, can grow thrive and marry the mysticals with the practicals needed to keep Art and Artists alive and thriving.