If you head outside of the Twin Cities to the beautiful little town of Excelsior, you'll find the cutest little house on a hill with the words "Golden Rule" written across the side. Of all boutique stores and art galleries in Minnesota, this one holds a very special place in my heart. Not only is the house filled with the most stunning original artwork collection, it's also owned by the sweetest woman with such a passion for curating unique products. Golden Rule Gallery is more than just a store, it's a place that makes you feel at home as soon as you step in the door. Inside you'll find everything - from clothing and jewelry, to prints and original artwork, candles, keychains, glassware, tea towels, journals, planners, and the best collection of greeting cards. Head to the back side of the store, out into the parking lot and you'll find the "Men's Version" of Golden Rule. It's called Ace General Store and this is my go-to spot for gifts for my brothers
Where I Source My Own Artwork
Most of the artwork I frame in my own home has come from Erin Duininck's little house on the hill. The "Strong Women" print, the "You Are Here" Tea Towel, the black Apprvl Bandana, and the "Things will work out" print. It's my number one recommendation whenever people ask me where to source artwork for their own gallery walls!
Since it's a bit of a drive from the Twin Cities area, you can also shop from Golden Rule Gallery online here.
The Golden Rule Gallery (Wall)
There's a wall in the back room of the store that you can't miss. It's the infamous Golden Rule Gallery Wall, as I like to call it. Ever changing (because as a creative it's a rule that you must always be changing things around the house), and always stunning. Erin does such a great job with each and every one. See below for example (photos by Tiffany Kokal and Beth Cath).
ADDRESS: 350 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331
All images on this page were taken by Aleisha Nelson, copyright Art By Aleisha LLC.