Victoria Park Gallery ready to open … again

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The volunteers and artists at the Victoria Park Gallery and Gift Shop welcome the opportunity to open its doors once again. With the move into the green zone of the provincial reopening framework, the gallery will now be operating on winter hours, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m.

Gallery co-president Mary Faubert says visitors will notice a fresh, updated look to the gallery, since it was painted during the last lockdown. Volunteers have also been busy cleaning every nook and cranny as construction has been going on next door.

Because of the pandemic, the gallery has deferred having a guest artist of the month to a later date, and instead has created a spring-themed display in the front room.

“I am really pleased with the way all the gallery members have come together to deal with COVID,” said Faubert. “We are a co-op and in these trying times, everyone is cooperating.”

Faubert says the gallery will adhere to all the protocols set by the province and public health, to keep both volunteers and guests safe. Signage has been placed on the doors asking anyone who is experiencing symptoms not to enter, masks are required by staff and guests, sanitizer is available and the cleaning of often-touched surfaces is constant. The gallery is also asking guests to leave their name and phone number, should contact tracing be required.

“We welcome everyone to return to the gallery,” said Faubert. “We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new ones.”

Tammy Lindsay Schneider, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kincardine Independent