Fresh Gallery Relocation

Fresh Gallery Relocation

Josef Armour, Reporter

The Fresh Gallery in Springfield Missouri has moved locations to 401 N Boonville. Since 2009 Fresh Gallery has been located at 400 West Walnut Street. The gallery began to lose the space they were renting, along with members. Fresh Gallery was down to 17 members. 

Fresh Gallery’s new location turned out to be a big project. Previously being a music venue, the building was not ready to be an art gallery. Most of the members of the gallery are 65 years of age and unable to help with construction. So Farley Lewis the gallery coordinator called upon personal friends and children of the members to help. Volunteers helped put up new walls and fix the floors. 

 

Members that couldn’t help with construction made donations. The grand opening was on September 4th. With a new 4,000 square foot space there is now room for an estimate of 35 artists’ work displays can fit comfortably.