Glebe Community Pop-up Art Gallery open Saturdays and Sundays at Lansdowne
Does your home need some vibrancy?
Are you tired of looking at the same old inspirational poster above your couch that says, “dream big”?
It might be time to spruce up your house with some local art.
The Glebe Community Pop-up Art Gallery is now open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with everything from portraits, still lives, photography, glasswork, pottery, abstracts and more. It’s the perfect event to get you out of this winter funk and back into the community you love so much.
“The opening of the Glebe Community Pop-up Art Gallery at Lansdowne could not come at a better time,” says organizer Anthony Carricato. “During the last year, community art shows like the Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour and the New Art Festival have been cancelled, therefore local artists have not had the opportunity to showcase their work and sell it to the public.”
Twenty-one local artists from the neighbourhood will have their works on display at the Pop-Up Gallery, which is located at 225 Marche Way, Unit #102 (Formerly Structube). The space is set up for safely browsing works of art with COVID-19 protocols and social distancing in place.
“We are asking those who visit to observe public health guidelines, keeping a two-metre distance from one another, wearing a mask and leaving us their phone number for contact tracing,” adds Carricato. The Pop-Up Gallery is a collaboration between the Glebe Community Association, the Glebe BIA, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) and Amica in the Glebe.
“This community partnership will not only benefit the artists, but it will also help to animate Lansdowne Park and offer residents an extra reason to visit Lansdowne and see a new and interesting destination during their walks through the neighbourhood,” says Carricato. “Art brings joy, and we all need more joy in our lives these days.”
Admission is free for everyone, so pop down for the pop-up and support our local artists in the Glebe.
The Pop-up Gallery is open every Saturday and Sunday throughout March and April from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 225 Marche Way, Unit #102.