Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thrift Store Gallery - Open!
The event at the thrift store turned out really well. Time will tell if the establishment of the gallery space in the thrift store is beneficial for either the store or the clinic, but for the time being it looks great.
I talked with Carlos, one of the artists, and outreach coordinator for the clinic about the possibility of renting out the gallery space for artists, and to hold more art shows in the future. It seems like having this extra space could work out well for everyone.
I also started a contact list with email and phone info. for those who would be interested in receiving updates on upcoming gallery shows and to indicate if interested in volunteering at either the thrift store or the clinic. I think this smaller initiative could be really helpful in informing the community, and encouraging people to get involved.
The show is scheduled to be up for about 3 weeks. It will be interesting to see the effects, both long term and sooner.