During the holiday season the staff at The Ray Troll Web Store and our local Post Office make every effort to pack and ship your order in a timely manner, but unexpected delays can sometimes happen. Please remember that orders are being shipped from a small town on an island in Alaska. Orders are normally packaged within 1-3 days from the order date and spend 5-7 days in transit. We recommend ordering TWO WEEKS OR MORE before you need to have the order to be sure it gets there in time. Please contact us with any specific shipping questions.
SOME NEWS ABOUT THE SOHO COHO ART GALLERY
Dearest Friends, Fans, and Patrons,
After thirty-one fabulous years living and loving art in the Soho Coho on Ketchikan’s legendary Creek Street, it is with sadness and joyful anticipation that I write now to tell you that we are moving on. We will bid farewell to our crazy, wonderful, fishy business on December 31st of this year. It’s been a great run and we are eternally grateful to all of you for supporting our quirky enterprise and for the creative energy you have inspired on our journey together. It has been a never-ending joy to curate our shop of wonders for people of all ages while working with so many talented artists, colleagues and businesses.
I am so grateful for all the years of having the best job I could ever have imagined. I have not only the artists and craftspeople we represented to thank, but also the skilled and dedicated staff who’ve worked with me in our little shop on a salmon stream in a small town of caring, appreciative people.
Celebrated Ketchikan artist Evon Zerbetz will be taking over the space we called the Soho Coho and has named her new business The Star Gallery. It will open sometime in the spring of 2024. Ray and I are thrilled to have the spirit of the Soho living on with Evon and her crew because we’ve shown her fine work since we first opened our doors in the summer of 1992. This seems like a very natural continuum.
Just so you know, we are moving on, and not retiring! Ray will keep making art and designing T shirts “till they pry the crayons from his gnarly old fingers.” We will continue operating our online webstore from our hometown of Ketchikan, Alaska.
We will miss the daily flow of happy people through the Soho Coho, and extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who’ve visited us over the years. Your presence and appreciation for our efforts on behalf of Alaskan art and artists have enriched us beyond words.