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In September 1979, twelve active TVAA members saw a need and another opportunity to establish a permanent selling location and founded Gallery ‘n’ Gifts located at 100 West Tehachapi Boulevard. The first Gallery ‘n’ Gifts artisans were Peggy Fourmet, Billy Fowler, Brenda Church, Peg Kugler, Fred Paul, Jim Mc Wain, Lily Garland, Helen Faulkner, Sonia Schmidt, Marie Wyman, Edna Drain and Rose Plesko. This was to be a ‘not for profit’ co-operative store for local artists and crafters to sell, on a daily basis, items of their own making. The newly established Gallery ‘n’ Gifts found that they (like their parent organization) could gain a profit after expenses, and they too chose to return this to the children of Tehachapi by awarding Scholarships to graduating seniors and sponsoring art projects for the youth in the area. Gallery ‘n’ Gifts is extremely proud of being in business for over 38 years in the same location in downtown Tehachapi.

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