Thursday-Friday-Saturday: 12-5pm or by appointment
(See our website to make appointment)
Our receptions have been moved to online Zoom events for the time being. (See further down the newsletter for more information).
Please continue to find up-to-date information on our website.
Here’s our safety plan... In order to comply with the state requirements and suggested Covid-19 Safety Measures, we will require all of our customers to wear face-coverings inside the gallery (we will be doing so as well); please bring these with you when visiting us. In order to ensure that you, our customers, remain safe, we will limit the number of people inside our gallery to 5 customers at a time, and will promote safe distances. We will continue to accept all forms of payment but will aggressively use hand sanitizers when handling money and merchandise. If you choose to bring your own bag for purchases, we ask that you handle bagging.
We appreciate your helpful compliance and look forward to seeing you all again. As always, we deeply appreciate your patronage.
Garden of Hope: Denise Krueger and Dona White
Top: Flower Pods by Denise Krueger, Bottom: “Azalea Dreams” by Dona White
Show Dates: June 3 - 28, 2020
Zoom First Friday & Happy Hour: June 5, 5-6:30pm*
Zoom Brunch & Art Talk: Sunday, June 14, 12-1 pm*
It’s probably safe to say that we could all use a bit of happy these days. This show is certain to bring up your spirits. Ceramicist and Sidestreeter, Denise Krueger brings her joyful ceramic flower pods together with the bright abstract mixed media paintings of Dona White. The result is a delightful romp into a hopeful and fantastical flower garden full of polka dots, splendid color fields and joyful blooms. You’re sure to smile while in this “Hopeful Garden.”
*see further details for events below and on our website
ZOOM FIRST FRIDAY & HAPPY HOUR
Well, since the social distancing is to be a thing, and since large groups of people congregating is frowned upon, we don’t want you to have to sacrifice your art & wine fix. So on Friday, June 5, from 5-6:30 pm, we’ll still mingle... but we’ll do it on Zoom. You can bring your favorite wine an’ cheese plate, and we’ll provide the artist hangout complete with full screen virtual art slide show. Who said you have to give up all the fun by staying safe?
Zoom ID number:
822 0692 4508 Password: sidestreet Further details on our website
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BYOBrunch ZOOM Reception & Arting
We won’t be Brunching IN PERSON... but we’ll do it ZOOM-style on Sunday, June 14, 12-1pm.
While you tune in on Zoom (and brunch away), we'll provide some artsy stuff for your art-loving self. Featured artists, Dona White and Denise Krueger will share their art and their process. So grab your jam, scones and coffee and join us for some art-talkin’!
July 1 - August 2, 2020
First Friday Zoom Event: July 3, 5-6:30
Our July show features the artwork of found-materials artist, Minal Mistry and printmaker & tree-charmer, Davis TeSelle.
Scenes from the Gallery: May
For a gallery whose doors have been mostly shut, we’ve had a lot going on this month. We had our first ever First Friday Zoom Event... and our featured artists, Michele Sabatier and Amy Ruedinger, gave an Artist Talk on Zoom. Meanwhile, we’ve updated our website, sold art online, and offered curbside pickup. AND we’ve been revamping the gallery (see further down the newsletter)... Whew! What artist busy bodies!
Top left: Our window gallery in action. Top right: What our neighbors have been seeing.
Above left: Our First Friday Zoom. Above right: Sidestreet Sunday Brunch during our art talk
You’re not going to recognize the place! Artists like to reinvent... right? And what started as spiffing up the walls and mopping the floors, turned into a bit of a gallery switch-a-roo! Things are definitely going to be different ‘round here. Come see for yourself all the new changes!
This is what a blank page looks like.
Dawn is ready to take some action... She’s hanging art and she doesn’t care who knows it!
More REALLY white walls.
Bridgett getting silly... maybe from the paint fumes.
Sidestreet Arts offers Layaway and Gift Cards
Off The Wall...
I was a precocious busy body of a child and always pushed bedtime off as late as I possibly could. My mother, who was a saint, told me many a bedtime story to lull me to sleep, usually in vain. But she had one story that I really loved and always begged her to retell it on the promise that I’d go right to sleep afterwards. It was about a little girl who had a porcelain doll that would come to life at night, but only when her owner was fast asleep. The doll’s name was Deborah and she would enter into a magical dreamland of fickle fairies, troublesome trolls and naughty gnomes by way of the little mouse hole behind the bed. Deborah made friends with the bees who brought her honey and guided her past the dangers of the Old Stump and Sickle Swamp. But Deborah was constantly getting into trouble, (especially with the gnomes), despite all the bees’ help. Still, there was always a happy ending when my head hit the pillow.
Years later, these nighttime adventures still tickle my brain. I never knew if my mother made up the Deborah and the bees stories on the spur of the moment... or... Perhaps HER mother had told them to HER precocious busy body of a child.
Ceramic doll and bees in progress... by Dawn Panttaja