McJerry66 is your online source for information about the creations of noted Route 66 authority and artist Jerry McClanahan.
GALLERY OPEN on
Jun 02, 2020 at 1:46:39 pm
Been a while since we put up the OPEN sign and let the Flamingo out to get some sun! McJerry's Route 66 Gallery is ready at 306 Manvel Ave, a block north of 66 in Chandler OK.
We'll be open for visitors anytime we happen to be available, as usual. Yes, even after hours or on weekends...IF we are home that is! Sometimes we're running errands or out on the road (not as much of that lately...).
The gallery is not occupied all the time (at least until I can finish remodeling the back room into my studio/museum). Please call ahead if possible (4O5 24O 7659), or show up and see what the sign on the front door says to do.
Usually we can open up in a minute or two after you call or text. So impromptu visits are not a problem.
However, I TRY to eat lunch between Noon and 1 pm. If you just CAN'T wait around I'll try to accommodate you.
PLEASE be considerate and wear a mask. We will... for your safety as well as ours. A large group may have to enter in turns (its a smallish gallery). And we will be sanitizing pens and other contact surfaces after visits.
We look forward to visiting again with Route 66 travelers (and signing EZ 66 Guides and Map Sets and art prints), and hope you can have a great trip despite all the troubles.
Jerry and Mariko
PS: be sure to check the EZ 66 Guide updates at www.mcjerry66.com and also the FB page "EZ 66 Guide" for quick notices and visitor photos.
CORONAVIRIS IMPACT on
Mar 16, 2020 at 6:22:40 pm
Due to the rapidly escalating crisis of new cases and extensive closures of restaurants, schools, attractions (including Disney) and other factors (such as the ban on overseas travel) many Route 66 businesses are taking the difficult precaution of closing for the near future.
Due to our being in the age group more at risk (and my asthma) we will NOT be opening McJerry's Route 66 Gallery until things improve.
This is not an easy decision, but one that is becoming more necessary as cities and states are enacting stricter preventative measures.
I know that many who had planned their 66 trips for this time are very disappointed. Please understand the precarious position of all of the roadside businesses that depend on 66 tourism. Hopefully we will all be able to survive and reopen afterwards. Consider buying online from the gift shops, museums and authors, artists, and photographers of 66. And above all, take care of your own health. We want to see you when this craziness is past!
UPDATE: all non essential businesses...like ours...were ordered to close. UPDATE 5-1-20: Restrictions are easing in some places, but Gallup NM was ordered completely CLOSED to outsiders for the next three days. It will be a patchwork of open and closed areas along the route for a while.
Jan 02, 2020 at 3:50:05 pm
McJerry's Route 66 Gallery has no set hours. I open it whenever I have visitors. I try to make myself available to open the gallery as much as possible, even during off hours or weekends..IF I am in town...or know that you are coming!
During the May thru September busy travel season I'll usually try to post an OPEN sign, with a note on the door to call me at 405 24oh 7659. I live and work very close by, so it is no problem for me to meet you very quickly...most of the time.
Visitors decrease throughout October. I usually have very few from November thru mid-March (that's when i can paint!).
Please call or text me ahead of time if you want to visit in the off season, and I'll try to be here to meet you. But it is not always possible, especially given the imprecise nature of Route 66 trips! Sometimes i can't wait much past the desired time.
BTW...I TRY to close for lunch! Sometimes its hard to. But I have no employees and I have to eat!
SHIPPING TO OTHER COUNTRIES on
Dec 13, 2019 at 11:05:25 am
Due to Census and customs regulations, I currently can't ship any artwork valued over $2,500 to another country.
Also, it is too expensive to send one or two prints or books overseas. I've gone to the trouble of getting shipping quotes, only to have the persons back out (understandably) after seeing how expensive safe, protected shipping is.
NEW BOOK! on
Dec 12, 2018 at 10:12:09 am
SEE THE GALLERY PAGE FOR MY NEW ADULT ROUTE 66 COLORING BOOK.
END OF 66 (the western end, that is) on
Jul 09, 2018 at 2:50:23 pm
A former "googie" styled diner at the official western terminus (from 1936)of Route 66 in Santa Monica is now reopened under the famous "Mels Diner" name!
This is at the corner of Lincoln and Olympic, which for years did not even have an "END 66" sign.
So now there is something new to enjoy at the formerly unremarkeable official end, before you continue on to end your journey at the Santa Monica Pier, to see the Pacific Ocean and our friends at "66 to Cali" on the pier.
CA DETOUR on
May 13, 2018 at 8:24:09 pm
Just bumping this long detour back to the top.
West of Needles, you must take I-40 between Fenner EXIT 107(Goffs Rd)and Kelbaker Rd Exit 78. Use Kelbaker Rd to connect between I-40 and Route 66/National Trails Hwy to Amboy.
See maps CA page 2 and CA page 6.
PAINTED DESERT TRADING POST on
Apr 08, 2018 at 2:25:47 pm
Here is a link to a press release from one of the 10 members of a group which has banded together to preserve the iconic and currently inacessible Painted Desert Trading Post in eastern AZ. This has long been gated off and is in danger of collapse, so it has not been listed in the EZ 66. But the CO-OP does plan to EVENTUALLY find a way to allow at least limited access.
Whiting Bros on
Jun 08, 2017 at 12:38:09 pm
The website hosted by Phil Gordon that has my gallery of Whiting Bros photos has a new address:
and here's Phil's entire site:
Oct 14, 2016 at 8:08:54 am
be sure to check the UPDATES page for recent news. Also check my "EZ Guide to Route 66" page on facebook.