Wow! I can’t believe we are moving to a new spot in downtown Tupelo. I had always imagined the gallery being located in an old building, with tall brick walls and quaint features. Three years ago, we had to beg for someone to lease a space to us. The rent was reasonable, the building was old, but not a whole lot of character. The space had been an old bank with two vaults in the back, so a lot of wasted space, but good dry spots for storing art. Now, our new spot has one side that’s all brick and then the other side is brick and bead board. The owners truly are committed to renovating back to what it looked like over 50 years ago. There will be space for a framing department workroom and better space to display the frame samples. There will be tons of floor space to display all the pottery, hand made jewelry and sculptures. The walls will be 15 feet tall, so tons of space to hang art! I can’t wait to move and display all the art we have from the talented artists in Mississippi. Here is a sneak peek at where will be moving to and I will post updates over the next few weeks.
- Kim Caron