The Hope Gallery opened in June of 2018. We are located in downtown Bargersville, IN. We are a unique boutique for happy, funky, cool people and their pets. We sell and consign art and other unique items. Our tagline is wonderfully made/ perfectly unique which describes both our products and our team members. Our team members learn all aspects of running a business. As of March 2019 we have 30+ team members that work at The Hope Gallery. Our young adults are paired with volunteers who manage the store in 3 hour shifts.
The Hope Gallery is named after Jennifer and Andrew Parker's thirteen-year-old daughter, Hope. Hope has a severe congenital heart defect - Hypoplastic left ventricle. This is essentially half of a heart. She has endured 17 surgeries - four of those being open heart. She has been failure to thrive, she has been the victim of an assault, she was nearly strangled by her oxygen tubing and she had a stroke. She is unable to speak or use sign language, but she is full of HOPE. She is crazy about living life and insists that we interact with everyone we see. She loves life. Even when it is hard, difficult, and incredibly frustrating for her. The Hope Gallery has a prayer box where people can drop in prayer requests. We believe this to be necessary on behalf of Hope and her desire to pray for nearly everyone she meets. Hope has taught us to make the most of every day that we have here on earth.