My what a wild ride 2020 has been so far. COVID-19 pretty much put our entire year on hold but we are looking forward to 2021 with a lot of hope and new potential.
On Thursday, July 30th, our sister company, The Graphic Hive, which has generously enabled us to put on great gallery exhibitions for the past nine years with virtually no overhead will be closing on a new 10,000 square foot building over in South Williamsport. The new location features plenty of parking and a very open and lofty 2,000 square foot space on the second floor which will be our new gallery and event space.
The new space will give us more exhibition space and a chance to do things that are not possible in our small downtown storefront. Once things settle down with the move, we have plans in the works to do drive-in style, COVID-19 safe comedy events. We also plan to resurrect the CMY5K and would like to create a grass-roots, black box-style theater group. Some of these are dependent on the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are looking forward to a day when we can open our doors fully and welcome everyone to gather for the sake of the arts.
With our exhibition schedule on hold and the build-out and move looming, we had to make the hard decision to officially close the gallery this Friday, July 31st. The closure of the gallery will enable us to stay focused on the move and give opportunities to return unsold artwork to the amazing artists that we’ve been working with over the years. If you are a present or past artist, we will be reaching out to you in a separate email to schedule time for you to pick up or arrange shipping of your works.
We’d like to thank everyone that has walked through our doors over the years and shown us support. If you haven’t been by the gallery in a while, feel free to stop by this week as it will be your last chance to check out our current space.
Stay tuned to our social media for information on the new space. Also, when moving day comes, we’d really appreciate your help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. Stay safe!
– John Yogodzinski