Mark and Deb Weiser opened DKW Art Gallery in Marion four years ago.

The Weisers relocated to the Marion area to be closer to family and to escape hurricane season in Florida where they had been living and owned two galleries.

After the Aug. 10 derecho storm, their gallery — they also live above it — only sustained minor damage, with water coming in through windows, and they are back open after not having electricity for 11 days.

“We were extremely lucky and that actually allowed us to get out and help others who weren’t so fortunate,” Mark Weiser said.

DKW Art Gallery features the work of about 20 local and regional artists in a wide variety of mediums, from paintings and fabric, to metal, wood, stone, among others.

“We aim to be very affordable so that when anyone walks in the door they can find a beautiful piece of

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