The Alderson Artisans Gallery, one quarter into their second year of operation, was rudely interrupted by the flooding in June. However, as gallery manager Jo Perez said, “Artists are like the phoenix and we will rise again.” Quick action the night of the flood enabled them to save all of their inventory and they plan to return to their gallery space as soon as repairs are finished.
Meanwhile, Alderson Main Street offered them space in the Visitors Center so they could begin selling art work again. On Thursday, Sept. 1, they held an open house for the artists, local citizens, and all those who appreciate art. They plan to be open in the Visitors Center from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
The art ranges from photos to paintings to jewelry and much, much more. All artists are juried into the gallery and their products are top quality.
Perez said, “We are grateful to Alderson Main Street for the loan of the space but this is only temporary. We will be back in our own space soon.”