Mantua Pop-up Art Gallery will open in Mantua Village on Main Street on Friday November 10 at 3:00 PM. The GRAND OPENING RECEPTION will be a “meet and greet the artists” from 5:00-9:00 on the 10th.The non-profit venture resulted from a collaboration among several business owners from Manta Village, Downtown Mantua Revitalization and local artists. Featuring a wide range of art from local and regional artists , all will be available for purchase in time for Christmas. In addition to art sales, the intention is to present art and craft classes in facility’s work room.
Downtown Mantua Revitalization became concerned that when Renee’s Reloved Furniture shop was closing, another empty storefront space in Mantua Village would result. The group has long had interest in attracting artists to Mantua and this empty storefront offered the opportunity to bring the idea to fruition.
A pop-up is a temporary store and will be open from November 10 to the end of December. Open hours are planned for Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00, Saturdays from 12:00 to 6:00, and Sundays from 10:00-3:00. The gallery will be closed Thanksgiving Day but is extending their hours for the weekend following. They will be open from 12:00 to 6:00 on Friday November 24 and Saturday November 25 and 10:00 to 3:00 on Sunday November 26. Proceeds from the venture will be used to support the Downtown Mantua Revitalization efforts to spur the Arts Initiative in Mantua.
Plans are underway to create an Art Cooperative to continue at this location for local artists to market their creations and to provide a space to involve the public in creating their own art.
The store is located at 10676 Main Street in the Village of Mantua. Artists interested in selling your work through the shop should contact Marian Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.