Gallery closed for remodel

Sometimes, being an artist in a cooperative gallery involves painting walls as well as canvases.

Sometimes, being an artist in a cooperative gallery involves painting walls as well as canvases.

That’s the case this month at Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville, where artists are working on a remodel that will keep the gallery’s doors closed to the public until Jan. 31.

New carpet will be installed, new paint applied and new art will be displayed with fresh pieces brought in from the gallery’s 26 artists.

The remodel started Monday and will keep the gallery closed for 12 days.

“We decided to do a change after our 20th anniversary,” woodworker Gary Leake said, referring to last year’s celebration.

Leake said the artists are grateful for building owners John and Irene Carr, who are paying for the new carpet. It’s the same carpet that was present when Penn Cove Gallery opened at its present Front Street location in June of 2000.

The Penn Cove Gallery rarely closes, shutting its doors only for three holidays a year, but this was a needed move to provide a fresh look, watercolor artist Phyllis Drummond said.

A soft reopening will happen from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 31 with a more grand reopening planned for March 7 during the Penn Cove Musselfest.


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