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Hana No'Eau moves to Bush Street

Cassandra Black and Chris Smith stand in the front of their custom art and framing gallery, which has a new location at 303 Bush St. They said their new downtown location provides for more foot traffic. -- photo by Jon Swedien/Republican Eagle

Hana No'Eau, a custom art and framing gallery, has moved to 303 Bush St. from its former 1004 Main St. location.

Moving to the heart of downtown Red Wing is beneficial because there's more foot traffic that passes in front of the gallery, which helps draw people to the store, owner Cassandra Black said.

The gallery, run by Black along with Chris Smith, does custom framing work, sells prints, posters, pottery, metal sculptures, photography and displays and sells a variety of local art.

"It's the same theory, different location," Smith said, noting there's no intention to change Hana No'Eau's style.

Another benefit Smith said is the new location positions the gallery closer to local art shows that take place downtown.

The space is smaller, but Black and Smith said that's not necessarily a bad thing. Smith said it makes for a more intimate setting and Black said it allows her to be more discriminatory with regard to the works she displays.

The gallery moved out of its old location at the end of January and opened its doors on Bush Street Monday. Black said a grand opening for the new lcoation might be in the works.

Hana No'Eau is Hawaiian for art.