Thursday, March 02, 2006

New gallery opens downtown

Apparently, there is a new art gallery in downtown Grand Forks. Read about the Third Street Gallery in Friday's Dakota Student. It sounds like a pretty small space to me, but it is nice to see more places opening up downtown. Too bad we don't have a big gallery down there. I have heard talk of putting some sort of gallery on the first floor of the St. John's Block. That would potentially be a much larger gallery. Guess we'll have to see what the new owners of that building have planned.

12 comments:

audrey h said...

Good news for GF. There is a lot of good art in GF that needs the exposure.

Amanda the Great said...

There is a lot of good stuff out there, and a lot of artists who need to come out of the wood work...(including myself, but who knows if I'm any good or not...) ;)

GrandForksGuy said...

What kind of art do you do, Amanda? I consider myself to be a rather "creative" individual. Nice to see the art community expanding in Grand Forks.

Amanda the Great said...

I'm a cartoonist, mostly. I went to school and got a degree in studio art, but I was fooling myself thinking I was a studio artist. I have some stuff on my blog if you click on my "amanda the great" name. I'm kind of more like, "Amanda the Just-sort-of-okay". ;)

GrandForksGuy said...

Cool work, Amanda! I like the one about people using your driveway as a garbage can. Happens a bunch in my neighborhood too...

Amanda the Great said...

I just like to complain about the neighbors...nice, huh? ;) Anyway, I enjoy reading your blog, and the comments it garners. Keep up the good work!

JGS said...
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JGS said...

Whoops, accidently deleted post.

I asked what contains in these galleries? Just random pictures of Grand Forks then? Sounds interesting.

GrandForksGuy said...

Actually, the first exhibit is enititled "Take That!" and features prints by UND faculty member Kim Fink. Upcoming exhibits will feature "organic sculpture" and "mixed media and fibers". I'll have to check this place out soon. Grand opening is tomorrow. Read more about it in the Dakota Student article.

UND Student said...

Yes, I came upon the opening by accident! My mother flew in on Friday, and spent the weekend in Grand Forks (Garrison Keillor, woohooo!). So, after the show on Saturday we decide to wander downtown and see how long the wait is at Sanders... it's busy on Friday & Saturday, but I've been there before and only waited about 30 minutes for a table... so I was hoping for similar luck. Well, we go inside and it is chock full of people! What was going on? Well, my boyfriend came in after parking the car (he had dropped us off) and was like "there's a gallery opening a block away"

Looked like a great event, plenty of people inside, looking very happy. I am thrilled for Grand Forks... this is a great development! It's so hard to get your art out there, so this will be great for our locals :-)

also, I don't think the gallery space is small. I went buy it and it looked like a regular gallery to me. In Seattle galleries just sort of squeeze in to whereever they can find emprty square feet... so this seems like a fine size. But, perhpas for Grand Forkians it is small... Lord knows the apartments here are HUGE!

GrandForksGuy said...

I'm going to have to check out the gallery soon. Somehow, I just assumed that it was small-scale. Great to see any type of gallery opening up down there!

On the city council meeting tonight, council president Hal Gershamn (Happy Harry's owner and a real promotor of the downtown area) mentioned the fact that there are two new galleries opening up downtown. I assume the "Third Street Gallery" is one of them. The other one must be the gallery that is supposedly going to be coming to the first floor of the St. John's Block building (the tall building at the corner of DeMers Avenue and 3rd Street...right next to Amazing Grains). It's great to see things starting to pick up downtown!

Becky @ Third Street Gallery said...

I happened across your blog when I was researching and am glad to hear you are spreading the word about the arts in Grand Forks. Third Street Gallery is a nonprofit arts organization created by artists for artists to provide exhibits and opportunities for regional and local artists. We hope that you will stop down to check out the gallery. You can check out the upcoming public events and exhibitions on our website. Thanks for being a supporter of the arts.