Members of the Victoria Park Gallery celebrated their 20th anniversary with an open house on Sept. 25.
The gallery opened its doors in August 2021, after then-mayor Larry Kraemer offered the group of artisans use of what was then the town hall. Beverly Meidow was the first president.
The gallery features the work of 18 artists, who create in a variety of mediums, including paint, pottery, jewelry and photographs, among others. All members volunteer their time to staff the gallery, where they can display and sell their work.
Its mission is to educate and promote the public’s appreciation of the visual arts by providing for exhibitions of works of art and educational forums in the visual arts, to promote the study and the practice of the visual arts and to encourage and support artists by operating a non-profit gallery for artists to be able to exhibit and sell their works.
Prior to COVID, the gallery offered lectures, classes, seminars and workshops to promote visual arts in the community.
Tammy Schneider, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kincardine Independent