So, if you have driven down Main Street in downtown Lynchburg in the last month, we are sure you have seen a lot of construction activity happening on our historic theatre. Well, that is not the only space in our facility getting improvements. Our front gallery is getting a major make over as well! This is thanks to an anonymous donor dedicated to bringing the visual arts to our community.
Our art gallery shows are a staple of Lynchburg’s monthly First Friday and each month feature new shows and artists. Our Anne White Gallery (our “back gallery”) is a beautiful space with hard wood floors, white walls, and a painted tin ceiling. For a long time, our “front gallery” has lacked this wonderful aesthetic. As our Executive Director has said, “it looks like a 1970s bank.” It featured a green and beige carpet, old ceiling tiles, and wood paneled walls.
The ceiling panels are being removed and the original tin ceiling is getting repaired and painted. The original wood floors are getting finished and the walls are going white to highlight the art that will hang on them. Our front gallery will now look like our beautiful Anne White Gallery.
Our first gallery show in the spruced up space will in February and we can’t wait for you to see it!