In a few months the gallery will be expanding.
In November, the square footage of the gallery will increase to 2,900 square feet. The gallery will be one of the largest commercial galleries in Ottawa. Plus it will be the only gallery in Ottawa that has a sculpture garden.
I will be taking down a main wall, moving the kitchen up to the second level. The entire main floor will be gallery. And the second floor to our home will extend itself to showcase more art.
The front room of the house (currently the kitchen) will soon be a space that will feature a painter each month. The main room and back room will host the monthly themed shows.
The second floor of the building will have the permanent show of gallery artists (rotated but not monthly). The second floor will increase to have storage space for the gallery artists. So that clients are able to see more than what is on display in the monthly shows. Plus there will be a mix of sculptures upstairs.
The sculpture garden will extend to the back yard (behind the house / gallery).
A staff member will be helping work two days a week in the gallery starting September 1st.
A lot of things are going to be happening.
Next month there is no themed show in the gallery. I am taking a bit of a break. But September 15th -> I Killed the Group of Seven Group show. This show was a massive success last year. And if it is half as good as it was last year. Wow.