Time travel–the idea baits us, tantalizes our imaginations, and hooks us on the possibilities. While authors spun yarns about time travel before H.G. Wells, his book, The Time Machine, and its popularity, made dreaming about traveling around in time something you could talk about out loud.

However, you still don’t really expect to just find a time voyager machine sitting in a gallery!

The Time Voyager - a time travel machine created by Greg Orloff.

The Time Voyager – a time travel machine created by Greg Orloff.

I have to confess I love to consider the possibilities of traveling in time myself. So, I was totally entranced with this time voyager created by Greg Orloff when I saw it at the Artlandish Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.

Shop in Artlandish Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.

Shop in Artlandish Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.

The gallery itself is somewhat of a time travelling experience too, taking you back to the days of tie-dyed shirts and flowers in your hair. After you take the stairs from the street-level building and begin to wander through the below-ground maze of shops, it feels a little like there isn’t anything you can’t find somewhere down there!

Indeed, over 50 artists have their work displayed in the gallery, so you’ll find many mediums and styles from ceramics to blown glass to wood. With so many artists, there’s always something new to see.

Theresa, owner at the fretboard cafe in the Artlandish Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.

Theresa, owner at the fretboard cafe in the Artlandish Gallery in Columbia, Missouri.

And if you just want to hang out and talk to artists, that’s great too. There’s even a coffee shop, fretboard coffee, where you can buy ethically produced, chemical free coffees from around the world, to drink there or take home.

Acknowledgements

I visited Columbia on a trip hosted by  the State of Missouri for a week of traveling along the Katy Trail in Missouri–I learned so much and visited so many friendly communities. I’d also like to thank the Beenders-Walker group for organizing the trip and taking such awesome care of my needs along the way.

To find out more about planning your Missouri vacation see: https://www.visitmo.com/

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