Grand Opening, The Downtown Art Gallery
The Downtown Art Gallery is celebrating the Grand Opening of its new location at 400 Orange Street in Titusville on Friday, January 19th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm! The event begins with the Chamber of Commerce and City of Titusville officials participating in a ribbon cutting and dedication of “Summertime Poppies”, a mural painted by local artist Yvette Whitmore with help from Lydia Royce. This will be followed by a gala reception with artists and patrons alike and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Join in the celebration, meet the artists and explore the gallery.
The Downtown Art Gallery begins its 22nd year at this new location which offers upgrades to their framing services and parking areas, ample room for artists and even outdoor space for events.
Gallery member artist Yvette Whitmore is well known for her finely detailed renderings on wood and canvas. She is at home in many mediums: oils, acrylics, pastels and block prints. Happily she came out of “mural retirement” to create one last masterpiece on the north facing wall of the newly opened building. “We chose poppies for many reasons but mainly because they symbolize regeneration and rebirth,” said Heidi Thamert, “a regeneration and rejuvenation of our business.”
Gallery owners Jeff and Heidi Thamert look forward to many more years presenting the best art of local artists, including their own award-winning photography, and helping customers frame art and keepsakes to bring beauty into their homes. They are busy planning upcoming events where you can meet the artists and explore seven rooms of beautiful fine art.
The Downtown Art Gallery is open 11am to 5pm Monday through Friday and 11am to 3pm on Saturdays. For more information call 321-268-0122 or follow them on Facebook.