New Mannington Gallery Gives Historic Stop a Creative New Vibe

A little piece of history is getting a creative new purpose.

The Seeking Stars Art team has revived the historic Mannington train depot with the Nativibes Studio & Art Gallery, a community hub for the arts.

Nativibes gallery brings classes, exhibitions, themed events, fashion shows and other art-inspired activities to the community. They also plan to round out the cultural variety with special guest instructors and international artists.

Nativibes gallery resident artist Ben Kolb is a Mannington local who captures his outdoor adventures and infuses their spirit into his paintings, watercolors and jewelry collections. He crafts everything from hand-carved bone and abalone shell to heated and hand-pounded gold brass. The colorful, nature-driven pieces guarantee to delight fishing, nature and earth lovers.

Through the SSA team, Ben collaborates with 4 other featured artists from 3 other states to create, display and showcase art-inspired products at art exhibitions, fashion shows and photo shoots. You can see some of their works in the Nativibes gallery and available online for purchase.

Nativibes Art

Art at Nativibes

Art Classes
Want to sign up for a Nativibes art class? Discover a deeper sense of your own creativity by exploring different art mediums.

There are affordable classes for all ages and levels, and all materials are included.

Visitors & Private Lessons:
Private Small Group (2-4) – $50 per hour
Individual Private Session – $35 per hour

Regular Classes:
Adult Nativibes Art Classes – $200 for a 3-month session with weekly classes, including an open house to display your finished pieces.
“Kinder Vibes” (ages 5-7) – $100 for a 2-month session with weekly classes that take a multi-sensory approach to learning.

Book classes online.

Nativibes Gallery hours are weekdays from 5-9 except for Tuesdays.

Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Closed weekends for special events and private parties.

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