Tim Pritchard of Domaci Gallery

Tim Pritchard is creating a home for art and community at Domaci Gallery in Rogers City

 

Tim Pritchard has always been an artist in one form or another. Born and raised 40 miles south of Lansing, Tim graduated from Olivet High School before attending Albion College. He worked as a full-time clay artist for over 20 years, while also enjoying dabbling in culinary arts, design and construction, and creating custom motorcycles and cars.

After moving to the Rogers City Area in 1996, Tim knew it would be his forever home. While working as a clay artist, specializing in handmade tiles, he fell in love with all the wonderful qualities of the community. Ten years later, Tim planted his roots and opened Domaci Gallery, which features the work of dozens of Michigan artists.

“Domaci Gallery opened its doors in November of 2006 and continues to reside in its original location. Starting in 2006, the Gallery opened featuring 15 artists, all of which were close friends. The Gallery quickly grew from asking friends to display their work, to artists inquiring about displaying their artwork. Before I knew it, I was representing close to 70 Michigan artists, many local to Presque Isle County.

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Before I knew it, I was representing close to 70 Michigan artists, many local to Presque Isle County.

Tim Pritchard

Domaci Gallery

From day one, I knew to make Domaci Gallery successful it would need to sell works of a variety of Michigan artists, covering all styles of artwork. Over the years the number of artists has varied from 30 to 70. Currently, I am representing about 40 artists. In 2021, I invited Urban Bird & Company to share space with the Gallery. Urban Bird is a high-end women’s clothing boutique. These two businesses work extremely well together under one roof.

The Rogers City community is unique because of the diverse residents, the closeness/family feel of our community, the large group of dedicated volunteers, the cleanliness and safeness of our town, the endless opportunities for outdoor activities and miles of the cleanest and clearest waters in the Great Lakes. All of which makes this area extremely special.

 

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I am proud to be a Michigander because Michigan is such a special and unique state. Fresh water and the outdoors are extremely important to me. I have a love for beautiful beaches, beach stones and beach glass, which are plentiful here.

We have one of the largest suspension bridges in the nation, which is extremely distinctive. We can use our right hand as a map. We are the craft beer capital of the United States. Finally, although I am not from Metro Detroit, I am very proud of the history and heritage of the city. I feel that Michigan’s natural beauty is unsurpassed and I’m proud to call Rogers City my home.”