GALION — The Brush and Palette Art Gallery in uptown Galion had been a long time coming, even before it opened its doors in 2015.
It started more than 50 years ago as the Brush and Palette Art Club, populated by a small group of artists and art lovers who wanted to share their common talents and interests.
Meetings originally started at Kingwood Center, and the group had art shows in the spring and fall of each year at the popular Mansfield garden.
Eventually, prices got to high for the group to meet at Kingwood, so they decided to move meetings at the then, newly-opened Richland Academy.
As the activities at Richland Academy grew, Brush and Palette soon decided to meet in various locations throughout their member area and continued that way for years. Members include people from Crawford, Richland, Ashland, and Morrow counties, so finding places to meet was relatively simple.
The dream of an actual gallery came true for club members in 2015.
The gallery is located just off the square in uptown Galion, at 114 Harding Way East, Rear, and has been a perfect fit for the group as first time gallery operators.
“Brush and Palette Gallery is more than a gallery,” said board President Carol Kable. “We have original artwork for sale that includes everything from paintings and drawings to jewelry and cards.”
The gallery does two shows per year, and those are open to the public. Typically, the art displayed during those shows is contributed by club members. However, non-members are welcome to display for a fee.
While the originators of the club used to allow displays to include drawings and paintings only, Brush and Palette Art Gallery has evolved to include photography, sculpture, jewelry and other fine crafts. Currently, the club does not allow consignments.
The gallery itself is run by the Brush and Palette Art Club and has regular hours, but will open by appointment if needed. Aside from their schedule of club meetings and gallery dates, they also offer small group and private lessons.
They currently have between 30-40 members.
Upcoming events include “Art in the Alley” in conjunction with the Galion Octoberfest on Sept 28-30, as well as activities during Come Home to Galion in early December.
Contact Erin Miller at email@example.com or 419-468-1117 x-2048.