When the Gallery began framing custom art and selling art supplies on Main Street in 1963, bread cost 22 cents a loaf, gas ran 29 cents a gallon and TV programs flashed across screens in black and white. In the mid-1970s, the store's co-founders, Leo Emery and his wife, Joyce, expanded to a second location just east of the post office on Main Street and called it Laurel Art Center. The new store offered more square footage for more art-related merchandise. In 1983, the couple's son, Randy, along with his wife, Cathy, bought the Gallery from his parents. The Laurel Art Center continues in its present location.