Vevilu Art Gallery first opened it's doors for business on December 10, 2004. We are a family operated business.  Our business hours are: Monday thru Friday from 10:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. and 11:00 A.M. thru 5:00 P.M. on Saturdays. 
 
     We specialize in mat cutting for picture and shadow box frames.  We make, cut and assemble our own picture frames in our wood shop.  With our Wizard Mat Cutter we can cut and design pictures.  We can fit coins, badges, buckles and almost any precious memorabilia that customers wish to preserve.  If the customer selects frames that we have in stock, we can normally have a picture frame done in one Day. We can have most picture frames done within one week.  Every picture frame is carefully finished and sealed and we guarantee our work.  We also sell paintings and have a very wide selection of fine art prints to choose from. 
 
     At Vevilu we have contacts with professional photographers and artists who can photograph or paint your weddings, parties, family portraits, events, landscape photos, paintings and still lifes.  Vevilu Art Gallery also makes specialized cards for all events and seasons.  At Vevilu we have a nice variety of candles, T-shirts, pottery, hand made jewelry old books and collectibles.   

About Lupe Vargas

Guadalupe "Lupe" Vargas was drafted into the United States Army in 1969 and deployed to South Vietnam on September 1, 1970. Lupe Vargas was first assigned to the 238 Aerial Weapons Company n Phu Hiep, south Vietnam as a wheel mechanic. His Helicopter Assault Company unit, the 238th Gunrunners, was moved in January of 1971 to Dong Ha. The 238th Gunrunners participated in Operation Lam Son 719. Lupe volunteered to be a door gunner and flew as a door gunner during the Lam Son Operation until his Company returned to Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam in March, 1971. On April 2, 1971, number 619 Helicopter was assisting a sweep operation in the Phu Cat mountain area when it was shot down by a 51 caliber round. All four crewmembers survived.

Most of the Vietnam pictures used for poems and verse were taken by Lupe Vargas during flight missions or on the ground in Vietnam.

Lupe also has drawn a collection of sketches which capture his experiences in Vietnam. Feel free to contact Lupe or email your photos of Vietnam.