This newly created art gallery, opened and dedicated on June 24th 2013, is a tribute to the founder of ABCO Art, Mr. Raymond Leeds. The gallery opening was memorialized in the September 2013 Bellmore Herald, where they were quoted as saying "Dozens of customers and friends from as far as Florida came to commemorate the man who always made an extra effort to take care of his customers".
Ray was a self-taught artist whose love of art becomes apparent when you view his paintings, drawings, and sketches. This Gallery houses some of his work, and will be the site of future exhibits by local artists in the months to come.
The following was chosen as a dedication to the life and memory of Mr. Leeds.
May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars,
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young.