History

The Ashford Creek Gallery is located in an old state highway snowplow shed built in 1905. In 1965 the snowplow shed was decommissioned and re-located in the local town of Alder. The Gallery underwent several lives after that from storage shed to retail businesses. In 2004 Rick and Jana "unearthed" the old snowplow shed clearing years of grease and accumulated junk, returning the historic building to life in the form of Ashford Creek Gallery. Gallery proprietor Rick Johnson loves to shares his passion of the arts, local and regional history, stories and the occasional tall tale with customers from around the world. His extensive collection of historic postcards are on display along with other artifacts. In addition to the artist collections, the gallery also hosts a book store where you'll often find signed, rare and/or first editions of the arts, the mountain and both local and regional history.