About Us

About Us


At The Local Galleria in Driggs Idaho, we believe that EVERYONE is creative. We are dedicated to unlocking the artist within. Art workshops are conducted regularly, and frequently for artists of all ages and abilities. Our retail product line is comprised of creations by our amazingly talented regional artists. Shop for local high quality art, unique jewelry, clothing, home decor items that can't be found any where else, art supplies and lots more! Utilize our online shopping options or stop in anytime during business hours. Owner Teri McLaren has been a professional artist for 30 years and is on the forefront of enhancing excelled quality of life in others through art. Her extensive background as a professional artist also includes a background in psychosocial rehabilitation counseling and director of early childhood education both privately and for the Community School of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. These skills have enabled her to develop a program encompassing the individual artistc, psychological, spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs of each client while enjoying the fun interaction of dynamic group or private settings.

     You are invited to browse with a new appreciation for all that is unique to Teton Valley. Please review the workshop curriculums, calendar of events, testimonials, articles in the news releases, and join in the blog posts. This is an interactive sight. All opinions and ideas are valued and encouraged! There is also a donation opportunity for anyone interested in assisting with Art Scholarships. The Local Galleria matches all donations 100%! Enjoy!

Art Forms


All quality art forms are at the core of The Local Galleria"s heart. You will find paintings, hand crafted frames, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, designer clothing, furnishings, art supplies in a wide variety of mediums and lots more. So much to explore!,

The Inspiration


The Local Galleria's creation was inspired by owner Teri McLaren who wanted to bring to life a venue that not only showcased the amazing talent of Teton Valley but  also inspired others to create. Teri studied art and design at The Art Students League and The Fashion Institute of Technology, both in New York, N.Y. Teri later went on to gain another degree from the University of Idaho in Psychology. In 2010 the first store was established and within 3 years needed to expand into what is now a 4,000 square foot retail store and painting studio servicing thousands of customers and hundreds of art students annually! The motto is "To Create Is To Celebrate Life!"