Juli transformed the gallery in 2013 when she left the corporate grind to lead the J. Petter Gallery and create the Petter Wine Gallery, the lakeshore's premier wine shop, showcasing a handpicked selection of fine wine as well as a collection of unique cheeses, artisan food, and artful home decor. Juli's love of fine art was fostered from a young age by her mother who taught at Kendall School of Art and Design and was also a founding member of the still-thriving Grand Rapids art group, Grand Valley Artists. Even though Juli spent most of her career outside of the arts, her love of art and wine was a constant. She moonlighted as an independent interior decorator and also studied what she calls the art of wine. Her business savvy and love of interior design and wine led Juli to create our warm and inviting space. She hopes you will join us here at the gallery to partake in two of her favorite things.