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“Lovely art, helpful people” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mike Carroll Gallery

Mike Carroll Gallery
443 7th St., Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
808 565 7122
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Lanai City
Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
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Owner description: You'll find the Mike Carroll Gallery nestled among the towering Cook Pines of Dole Park in historic Lana'i City. Featuring original paintings by Mike and his fellow award-winning guest artists, fine art photography, handcrafted jewelry, bowls turned from local woods, and a surprising collection of Asian antiques. See why we've been called "One of Hawaii's most beautiful galleries!" Open 7 days a week (Mon-Sat 10Am-5:30PM, Sun 10AM-2PM)
Coppell, Texas
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“Lovely art, helpful people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We enjoyed visiting in the gallery - seeing the art, as well as visiting with Mike and others in the shop. Mike and, I think, Diane, are super friendly and helpful, and make you feel right at home. They are happy to share information about any of the items in the shop, or any information about the island that you may want to know! Folks like Mike and Diane are part of the reason that we enjoy going to Lanai so much -- they are friendly and helpful without "strings" or expectations that we would be anything other than friendly and nice in return.

We also enjoyed Mike's art in our hotel room at the Hotel Lanai!

Visited September 2013
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lanaimike, Owner at Mike Carroll Gallery, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Aloha pattic777,

Mahalo for taking the time to write such a nice review! Diane and I really want the gallery experience to be laid-back and friendly--which is how life is here on Lana'i. As we're fond of saying, we're part gallery/part concierge :-) Glad that you also liked my art that was in your room at the Hotel Lana'i. Here's hoping we can welcome you back to Lana'i again soon, Mike
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“Enjoy local art with no pressure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

After stopping by a few high pressure galleries in Maui, it was refreshing to visit the Mike Carroll Gallery in Lana'i! Mike was in the gallery and took the time to talk with us about his art as well as the work of other local artists on display in his gallery--- great quality paintings, sculptures, and jewelry, and not kitschy at all. Mike is very personable, and gave us lots of helpful information not just about the art and the artists, but also about the island of Lana'i.

When told Mike I was considering a purchase and may come back, there was absolutely no pressure! We ultimately decided not to purchase at this time (to my regret) but you can bet I won't come home empty handed next time! Stop by Mike's gallery when you're in Lana'i---- it's definitely worth your time!

Visited September 2013
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lanaimike, Owner at Mike Carroll Gallery, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Aloha Itchyfeetmama,

Thanks so much for stopping by our gallery and for taking the time write such a nice review! Those high pressure galleries on the other islands all have what they call a "Viewing Room" with a low couch that's hard to get out of, lights that dim, and a door that will eventually close and trap you inside. This is actually a "Closing Room"...or as we say, "The Room Of Doom"...and we avoid them like the plague. There is nothing like that at our gallery, nor will there ever be!

We'll look forward to welcoming you back to our gallery on your next visit. I'm constantly painting, and there's always something new being brought in by our talented guest artists--we know you'll find something that catches your eye!

Again--mahalo for your review--Mike
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“The art is great but Mike is even better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stopped in to take a look at the art but stayed a while to chat with Mike. He was in the middle of painting when we walked in but he put down is brush and and took the time to tell us about the locations of many of his paintings as well as the other artists showing in the gallery. We ended up buying 3 prints.

Visited September 2013
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lanaimike, Owner at Mike Carroll Gallery, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Aloha Mdkirkpatrick,

Mahalo for your review! For those who haven't visited us, you'll often find me at the easel that's in the center of our gallery. One of the great things about painting with oils is that I can drop the brush and take the time to answer guests' questions. A number of the pieces by our guest artists were painted "en plein air" ("in fresh air"), and I'm happy to talk about the locations...because in many cases, I was painting in the same area! Thanks for taking advantage of our free shipping special--we hope the prints are bringing back nice memories of your visit to Lana'i. Hoping you can visit us again--Mike
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“Best Shop on Lanai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My husband and I visited Lanai in June 2013 and must have gone into Mike's gallery at least three times. Mike and his coworker provided much more than just a gallery, they were so friendly and helpful !! They gave us really great advice on what to eat and places to see. It's like a gallery/concierge. I recommend you check out the beautiful art by Mike and other talented artists. They also sell jewelry by local artists. I bought a necklace that I love and frequently get compliments on it. I would like to say Thank You to Mike for your advice, we enjoyed chatting with you! We can't wait for our next visit!

Visited June 2013
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lanaimike, Owner at Mike Carroll Gallery, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Aloha gypsygirldm,

What a kind review! We know that first time visitors to Lana'i City often walk around in a daze: there are no traffic lights (because there's no traffic!), the architectural style is 1930's "Plantation-Era", and you'll encounter some of the friendliest and most helpful people I've found anywhere. We hand out a map of the city that shows all of the restaurants and retail shops...hope that helped you, gypsygirldm. I'm also thrilled to hear that you get compliments on the necklace--our associate, Diane, is very knowledgable about our jewelry collection (we have some of her handcrafted necklaces on display, too). Again, our sincere thanks for your review--we look forward to seeing you back on Lana'i soon!--Mike
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“Well worth a look”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Excellent artists. Mike is often there to give stories and tell about the artists and specific pieces, as well as talking about his own work. Beaides oils, there is wood, jewelry--a nice number of pieces by a good number of artists.

Visited September 2013
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lanaimike, Owner at Mike Carroll Gallery, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Aloha KarenMidland,

Mahalo for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. Along with oil paintings and photography, we showcase handcrafted jewelry and woodwork, too...so glad you liked the variety! Here's hoping your travels bring you back soon--Mike
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