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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Pop Up Gallery Happening in Wiarton

Owen Sound | by John Divinski  

Money is also coming from an Ontario Art Council grant and from the Wiarton BIA.

You may wonder what a pop-up art gallery is.

One of the organizers, Oliphant artist Ann Marie Hadcock, appearing before South Bruce Peninsula council on September 10th, says the temporary facility will address the need for more arts programming in Wiarton.

The gallery will provide high-quality professionally curated and juried art exhibitions showcasing talent from the Bruce Peninsula.

In addition there will be panel talks and art related activities which will be accessible to both tourists and local residents.

Another organizer, Chamber of Commerce member Joe Vanderzand hopes the gallery will become an all-season attraction.

He says the plan is to operate for 6 months beginning in mid-October but they're hoping they can extend the operation for a full year.

Hadcock says the gallery will be located in downtown Wiarton, at 583 Berford Street, next to the T-D Bank made up of donated space from Vanderzand worth $3,500.

Money is also coming from an Ontario Art Council grant and from the Wiarton BIA.

Hadcock hopes the gallery will become a meeting space where people can enjoy the arts and then stop to shop and dine in downtown Wiarton.

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