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Los Angeles, CA, United States

Quick Blurb

Art is what makes us human. It has no boundaries. Art Unites Us - it has been our universal language for over 30,000 years.


Traditional weavings, Peruvian and Mexican art and crafts, ceramics, printmaking and original prints, paintings, hand knits

Skills and Techniques

Bill wheeler is a painter and printmaker who personally selects and collects the hand-made crafts and art that are sold at Studio 1617 / Art Unites Us.

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Get to Know

Bill Wheeler, founder and owner of Studio 1617 since 1976. He is an artist himself, creating paintings and limited-edition original prints since 1970.

Over the years the gallery has evolved into an eclectic mix of fine art and folk art. He has traveled extensively in Peru and Mexico collecting treasures from and working closely with talented artists and craftspeople there. Our store has many unique and collectible items, all hand-made with love and care, that may become your family heirlooms for generations to come.

In February, 2013 the physical gallery space closed after 37 years at the same location, but is continuing here on-line.

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    In the old store that was at 1617 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles

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    Selecting textiles in Cusco, Peru for the store

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    In the new space in my home.

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    Machu Picchu, of course