The gallery opened December 1, 2011 with myself and a handful of artists who were already part of the Back Room Gallery Artits’ Co-op. We’ve been recuriting and have grown from those first 5 members to about 30 members at present. We still operate 100% as a co-op, which means that each of the 25+ members share the rent and other expenses and take turns working shifts in the gallery store. All money from sales goes directly to the artist.
The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. We hope to also be open every Sunday during the summer and for extended hours during the Christmas season. You can always call before heading out – 519-915-3535.
June 23 – Demo Day at the Back Room Gallery
June 23, 10 am – 6 pm, you are warmly invited to stop by the Back Room Gallery and meet and greet some of the artists in the co-op, watch them demonstrate their craft and talk with them about the range of their work. I’ll be there with my computer demonstrating mandala design.
You may even be moved to place an order for something totally unique made just for you by either myself or one of our other artists. And I’ll have my printer there and can print you any one of my 100+ designs while you wait. ($20)
The demonstrations are free, as are the light refreshments. Workshops with take-away items might have a small fee applied or a free-will donation requested to help cover the cost of materials.
10 am-6 pm, 4749 Wyandotte East.
Jul-1 Art in the Park at the Cove – Sunday 10-5
Cove Marina, Lighthouse Cove This Canada Day, enjoy an outdoor event of the Back Room Gallery Artists’ Co-op — with individual booths set up on the grassy picnic area lining the canal at Cove Marina, 470 Tisdelle Drive, Lighthouse Cove.
Cove marina are our generous sponsors for this event, so be sure to support them, too, and enjoy their breakfast buffet only $7.99 in the restaurant after 9am.
I’ll be there with Donna Book, Bev Fish, Chris Ford, Christine Gold, Cheryl Carlin, Christy Litster, Lori Moore and many more TBA
We did this for the first year last year, and it was a lovely, relaxed atmosphere in a pleasant setting. Unfortunately, it was also 45 degrees C (that’s 114F!!). This year, we’re anticipating gorgeous weather, so join us. For driving directions, click ‘view larger map’ below the following image.
July 29 (possibly) Heart of Harrow Art Walk 4-9pm Downtown Harrow
My participation in this event is still tentative, but I love the idea of such a relaxed art show. Exhibitors will only be using blankets – no tents or furniture of any kind. Nothing that isn’t original art. Just a few hours on a summer Sunday’s evening. Lovely idea. I hope to make it.
August 4 Erieau Art on the Boulevard 9am – 4 pm Erieau, Ontario.
This event attracts large, friendly crowds and a lot of artists and is a favourite show of mine to do. Erieau is a lovely, relaxed and friendly community with a wide green boulevard that invites strolling — and cool, fresh lake breezes to keep artists and visitors cool. Everyone will have a great day. Join me and some of my fellow co-op members Chris Ford, Nicola Ferguson, Albin Kristy, Christine Gold http://artontheboulevard.ca/
August 6, 2012 MILK Coffee Bar Group Show for month of August. Theme TBA
This will be the Back Room Gallery Co-op‘s 3rd show at Milk Coffee Bar and it has become a favourite venue with us. Milk Coffee Bar customers just seem to get us and it’s proven to be excellent exposure for many of us.
August -25 Art in the Lakeside Park Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Kingsville
Lakeside park is right on the shores of Lake Erie and boasts some huge, gorgeous trees to shade visitors and exhibitors alike. It has easy access parking and a large, flat, treeed area for the show. I was there last year for its first year and am looking forward to seeing how much it grows this year. I know the buzz has already started. Artists, music, food.
September 28-30, 2012 Culture Days Events
Friday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM”
Back Room Gallery, 4749 Wyandotte E.
We’ve registered that we will provide interactive displays, tours, performances. Our official Culture Days listing is here: http://www.culturedays.ca/en/2012-activities/view/4f9eca2a-ea24-4a77-87c6-05454c4a89be