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Park West Gallery Named “The Official Best Art Gallery in Michigan – 2011”

Popular “Official Best Of” travel program highlights Park West Gallery as a top-rated Michigan arts institution.

Southfield, MI, July 13, 2011 --( Park West Gallery, now in its 42nd year as an industry leader in the arts, has been named “The Official Best Art Gallery in Michigan — 2011” by the Official Best Of travel program. Official Best Of features the best family attractions, restaurants, spas, hotels and much more, from all across America.

This year, Official Best Of awarded Park West Gallery the winning title in the art gallery category representing the state of Michigan. The Official Best Of selection process is rigorous, with consideration given only to nominees who have received positive reviews from numerous independent sources.

“Official Best Of chose Park West Gallery as ‘Best Art Gallery’ because of the variety of its collections available to the public, and for its stellar reputation in the art world,” explained the show’s Associate Producer Paula Griswold. “Artworks for everyone are available or on display, from the novice beginner to the most experienced collector. In addition, the owner, Albert Scaglione, is known for his philanthropic and charitable work, activities which Official Best Of researchers regard highly when choosing attractions.”

“We are thrilled to be designated the ‘Official Best Art Gallery in Michigan,’” said Park West Gallery CEO and founder Albert Scaglione. “It is an honor to be recognized in the company of such prestigious past winners — local favorites like the Detroit Zoo and Henry Ford Museum, as well as national cultural institutions including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Aside from our presence in Michigan, we’ve been making an impact across the country through our support of arts education initiatives nationwide. It’s encouraging to be recognized for our hard work and dedication to championing the arts here at Park West Gallery.”

Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the Park West Gallery collection offers fine art by renowned masters such as Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Marc Chagall, as well as acclaimed contemporary artists like Yaacov Agam, Romero Britto, Peter Max and Itzchak Tarkay. The gallery also showcases several Michigan based artists who have gained international notoriety, including Tim Yanke, Dominic Pangborn, and Marcus Glenn.

The Official Best Of travel program airs on The Discovery Channel and other major networks including ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX. Park West Gallery will be spotlighted during the 30-minute television special Official Best Of Michigan, scheduled to air Saturday, July 9 at 12:30pm EST on WWJ/CBS in Detroit and at 11:30am CST on WBBM/CBS in Chicago.

Official Best Of provides TV and web viewers with insight into the best places to visit in the United States. The show’s researchers scour print and online travel resources, and consult with local Convention & Visitors Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce and other experts in the field to determine which nominees or researched attractions will be named as a "Best Of." For more information, visit

About Park West Gallery
Founded in 1969 by Albert Scaglione, Park West Gallery has brought fine artworks to more than 1.3 million clients around the world through its gallery locations in Michigan and Florida as well as art auctions on cruise ships and in major metropolitan areas. Park West Gallery’s mission is to create an educational, entertaining, and welcoming environment that ignites a passion for the arts and creates a collecting experience like no other company in the world. Park West Gallery supports a myriad of artistic talent, engages the widest array of audiences, and advocates genuine artistry while maintaining only the highest of professional standards.

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