By Cindy A. Lugo

When Elizabeth Impastato opened her gallery, she had one person in mind…you, her customer.  Impastato Gallery and Art therapy provides a unique experience for the art connoisseur and would-be artist.

“We cater to the individual,” said Impastato, as she defined her boutique establishment.  “Our motto is Express, Create and Explore.”  With this mantra in mind, she has created an artistic oasis which compels all of the senses.  By fashioning her gallery to emulate a spa experience, Impastato sets herself apart from the traditional art gallery owner.  In addition to displaying original works of art available for purchase, she offers artistic services in a serene setting complete with soft lighting, aromatic candles and stress relieving music.

Customers can personalize their private art lessons within various painting and drawing packages that Impastato offers.  She has crafted Monet and Picasso painting packages differing only in the number of classes in which she teaches privately to students focusing on their individual needs.  Art supplies are included with each two-hour lesson.

Eric Mondello leads The Drawing Journey with a focus on Perspective and Landscape, the Face, the Human Body, Basic Animals and Shading & Technique.  Each of these private lesson packages taught by Mondello includes four one and a half hour classes.

Impastato Gallery and Art Therapy also boasts a list of services offering group escapes.  The “Un-Wine” package provides an opportunity for a relaxing art session complete with complimentary wine, art supplies and a pre-drawn canvas to paint.  “Everyone does not have to paint the same thing.  We have a selection of 23 canvases to select from on our website,” said Impastato.  The “Date Night” package is popular among couples who desire to share a special moment creating a masterpiece together.  The “Corporate Team Fun” package is a creative way to incorporate art into a team building opportunity resulting in a piece of art to display in the workplace.

For a complete list of services provided by Impastato Gallery and Art Therapy,  Contact the gallery at 985-778-5338 for your lesson or a gift certificate for your budding artist. Check out Impastato Gallery and Art Therapy at and at their location in the Chenier Marketplace in Mandeville, 1901 Hwy. 190, Suite 28. 

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