A Daycare to Office Space
A few years ago we renovated a daycare building into modern office space and had a vision to incorporate art into the project. We didn’t want our passion for the arts limited to one medium, style or artist, but rather a plethora of talents. The vision of a rotating art gallery began to take shape.
Creating a Special Place for Art
Space was reserved in the front lobby area for a large, curved gallery wall where local artists, from adults to children, could have their artwork displayed. Architectural plans were drawn up for the curved wall, and more than one head was scratched while figuring out how to make it all happen. The builder rose to the challenge and turned the plans into reality.
The Curved Art Gallery Wall Goes In
Next, the customized (hanging) track went in to accommodate varying quantities, sizes, and weights of the art pieces. Lighting was the final touch. The most difficult decision was the color, and dark-brown proved to be an excellent selection.
Our First Art Display
Our first artist display was the fantasy pen and ink artwork of our architect, Jerry Lindberg. Since then we’ve featured eight other artists on a three to four month rotating schedule. Last spring our display included the artwork from children from New Discoveries Montessori Academy, and it was a delight to give them a public place to display their creativity and hard work.
Have you stopped by our art gallery yet?
Our current artist is photographer Dennis Nelson of Glencoe, MN. We have artists scheduled through most of 2011, but we’re always interested in talking to people who would like an opportunity to display their work at our gallery. There is no cost to display.