On your next visit, browse the museum store for an outstanding selection of art-related items, including books, stationery, posters, jewelry, decorative objects, creative toys and books for children, music and textiles.
Many people ask, “Who is Isabelle”? Isabelle Ellen Sutton was an artist born in Ontario, Canada, in 1928. She came to Tarpon Springs with Allen Leepa in 1983 and opened a downtown gallery. As a weaver and sculptor, Isabelle was very interested in supporting area artists, with whom she collaborated to create decorative work to sell in the gallery. We lost this special woman too soon. Isabelle passed away in 2006 at the age of 78. In honor of her synergetic approach, LRMA named the museum store after her.
Isabelle’s Museum Store is dedicated to the spirit of Isabelle Sutton and the mission of the museum she so loved. We seek out the best of area artists’ work and honor her interest in textiles with a boutique corner highlighting exceptional wearable art by local fiber artists. On this page, we showcase items, whether original work or uncommon objects of interest, that we think Isabelle would have enjoyed and would want to share with you. When you think of that special someone, think of Isabelle’s Museum Store as your first stop to find just that right, unique gift. Isabelle would approve.
Isabelle’s Museum Store supports LRMA’s mission to expand the visitor experience, through “education, enlightenment and interpretation” of its exhibitions and collection, by providing unique, relevant products. The public is welcome to browse Isabelle’s Store during their visit to the museum or as a destination in and of itself. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Inc.