From Wikipedia: kitsch is applied to artwork that was a response to the 19th-century art with aesthetics that convey exaggerated sentimentality and melodrama. Hence, kitsch art is closely associated with sentimental art. Kitsch is also related to the concept of camp, because of its humorous, ironic nature.
Stepping into Sidestreet Gallery I totally felt like I had found "kitsch" in many forms.
They had Christmas, Halloween, tiny things for a fairy, cards, jewelry, and so much more.
Then on asking if it was an art gallery, I found delightful art by local artists too.
On the Sidestreet Gallery's card it says, an eclectic collection of local arts and craft, gifts,
cards, toys, oddities, and holiday light-ups! Indeed that is what you will find there.
You will want to take the time to really explore, as there is so much to see.
140 S.E. 28th Ave.
open Wednesday-Sunday noon to 5PM