May 27, 2022 freelittleartgallery_ws1

What??!? Did I NOT publish an update for the month of April?? I know I spent time on it…. Could be worse! 😉

Here’s the art I know passed through the gallery in recent weeks:

I hope to keep current as May rolls into June, and intend another free little art gallery update towards the end of June.

March 30, 2022 freelittleartgallery_ws1

March 5th was the one year anniversary of the freelittleartgallery_ws1. AMAZING!

March 2022 had some warmer weather, some rain, snow flurries, and cold days. It was a slower month for people TAKING art, but here’s the art that passed through the gallery that I was able to catch and photograph:

Things were moving slowly, so STREAMERS were added to the free little art gallery. They really catch your eye when the wind is blowing!

MORE encouragement to TAKE art!!

Looking forward to April with new and previous artists contributing to the fun, and new and previous patrons taking art to enjoy or pass on to someone else…

Happy Spring!

January 29, 2022 freelittleartgallery_ws1

A new and improved gallery is being built for neighborhood participation and enjoyment!!

It will be slightly taller, deeper, and wider… with angled walls for better viewing…

Made of exterior-grade plywood so no cracking from the sun’s heat…

With charming, overlapping wood strips on sides and roof…

It will be barn red!!!! With the same ‘crystal’ doorknob but with exterior hinges to reduce rainwater leakage…

TOO EXCITING!

WILL ANNOUNCE RE-OPENING ON INSTAGRAM!!

(Hope local creatives have been busy and will be ready

to install pieces for the grand reopening…)

November 4, 2021 freelittleartgallery_ws1

freelittleartgallery_ws1 on October 2, 2021

The gallery started October with a full exhibit and continued to sport a cookie sheet clipped to the roof to prevent further rain damage. The copper sheeting arrived but during installation, it became apparent the copper would become dangerously hot in the afternoon sun, so the cookie sheet was popped back on.

Here is the known art that passed through the gallery in October. Joan m Carter, in Texas, mailed quite a few items for our neighborhood’s pleasure, and we are most grateful for her generous contributions. Also, local artists Mark Pashayan and Ellen Murphy were frequent contributors. Please consider what creativity YOU might share!!

Encouragement for the freelittleartgallery_ws1 came from Deacon. Having young supporters and contributors makes the gallery all the more special!!

It seemed wise to close the gallery for Halloween– time for repairs of spraying flex seal on the roof and filling holes and repainting the walls and floor. The gallery will be reopened any day now.

FEEL GRATITUDE FOR THE GIFTS WE CAN SHARE WITH EACH OTHER

September 7, 2021 freelittleartgalleryws_1

New “Follow” sign

It’s been a month with lots of positive comments from people walking by!!! They all appreciate the whimsy and beauty the Free Little Art Gallery brings to their daily walks. Several artists from out of state have mailed artwork to offer in our neighborhood gallery…. how much fun is that!?

We had LOTS of rain with wind at times, and there was water in the gallery!!! The small bench’s wood glue dissolved, and some art on paper got a bit curly. The gallery’s been dried out, caulked, and a copper roof has been ordered. The bench has been re-glued, and the gallery will weather future storms in style.

Remember, when you take items, it leaves room for new ones to be installed!!

Here’s what’s currently installed or has moved through the gallery the past month:

Yard Art Day 2021 Installation: Rainbow Bottle Garden with flowers from repurposed magazine images, chocolate boxes and plastic sign holders.

MAY THE FUN AND JOY CONTINUE. THE WORLD THRIVES ON GENEROSITY!!

June 2, 2021 flag_ws1 update

It is absolutely amazing the amount of art that moves through the free little art gallery! I can’t believe I did an update two weeks ago and just had to upload so many new images!

Full Gallery!!

June 2, 2021: Just may need a larger gallery space with angled side walls???? Always good to dream!! Remember to TaKe ArT!! MaKe and LeAvE Art!!

May 19, 2021 flag_ws1

So what’s been added since the May 2nd update?? The weather has definitely gotten warmer so more people are walking by, many stopping to view the gallery. There are some neighborhood kids really jazzed about the exchange; it is so rewarding to see their excitement!!

Hope to see you on the street enjoying the gallery, taking art, or placing art!!! I’d love to start getting photos of happy gallery viewers and donors 😉

May 2, 2021 in the free little art gallery_ws1

Wow, quite a few new items from unknown artists showed up in the gallery today!!

Other new items since the last update:

Be sure to follow freelittleartgallery_ws1 on Instagram for more immediate posts of new items in the gallery!! I also make the effort to share new items on Facebooks’s West Highlands Neighborhood, West End Association, and Ardmore Neighborhood pages. Please message me if you think there are other FB pages I should post on.

FLAG April 22, 2021 Update

It’s been a busy month with increasing donations and more people willing to TaKe ART!!! An easel went missing but was returned, and just this week, my favorite art patron, Sassy, returned to the gallery.

Here are some of the items displayed/taken from the gallery this past month. There may be some I missed if I didn’t get out there soon enough! It’s been especially fun having kids excited and participating in the art-making and exchanging. We even had a tumbling session on the lawn one evening. 🙂