Tucumcari artists open B&B January 30, 2008Posted by Ron Warnick in Art, Businesses, Motels.
Tucumcari, N.M., artists Doug and Sharon Quarles, best-known for their murals around the Route 66 town, have opened a bed-and-breakfast in a historic home at 307 E. High St. near downtown, according to the Quay County Sun.
The Quarleses’ original art gallery was in the downtown Sands-Dorsey Building, but it burned down last year. They were offered the chance to relocate at the two-story, red sandstone house with decorated wood trim and high ceilings that was built for a railroad engineer in 1907.
The couple rechristened the home as Gallery 111 Bed & Breakfast. Their artwork is displayed in the living and dining rooms, and they have four bedrooms for guests, including one with a Route 66 theme.