Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Artistree Gallery is Coming Soon

Early in May, a number of artisans involved in LOLA (Land O' Lakes Artisans) met and felt there was enough interest and commitment to open "Artistree Gallery" in Land O'Lakes. There will be watercolor, acrylic, and possibly oil paintings, jewelry, pottery, art quilts, weaving, and photography.

On Monday this week we had access, and the large room was cleaned and painted. Yesterday, available art works could begin to be delivered, and in the afternoon we met to discuss various business matters.

I believe the space is around 24' x 16', has five large windows that have been UV treated, two counter/cupboards, two additional tables were purchased, and a jewelry case has been made available. It's a beautiful space with two warm pine walls and ceiling, two white walls, track lighting and ceiling fan.

Opening day is June 15th, open seven days a week, and open year-around. Since we are a cooperative-style gallery, the artists will be taking turns working. Yesterday, we could sign up for days to work. At this point there are 12 or so artists who are definitely committed to this, and I believe we are hoping for at least 20. Exciting things are happening in the Northwoods of WI.


MadCityMike said...

A BEAUTIFUL space! Best wishes for a huge success!

Janice Zindel said...

Thanks, Mike! Hope you make it up here sometime this summer, I think you'd like both galleries.

Now, we're all working like mad to get ready for this new place none of us had planned on! I can't wait to see it opening day. It's always fun to walk in when you haven't been in for a few days to see what new artwork has been brought in.

Life Looms Large said...

Love the acronym & the logo for this venture!

The gallery space looks great!