Big Move for the Hidden Garden Gallery

The Hidden Garden Gallery has a new home and the board couldn’t be happier. The 2018 summer season of art shows will take place in the building behind Sweet Dreams Guesthouse at 112 Slocan Avenue, PO Box 201, New Denver, BC V0G 1S0.

The opening show by Rabia “The Shape of Things”, will run from July 3 – 8, featuring steel sculptural pieces, bronzes, glass, drawings and vinyl art with installation by Carl Schlichting. A reception and GALA OPENING for the Hidden Garden Gallery’s new location will be held on July 3, 7 – 9 pm. The ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Bunka will happen at 7:00. Freya will provide the music as we celebrate Rabi’a and the new Gallery space.

After several months of looking at possible facilities in New Denver, Lorie Langford and Jeff Bustard came forward to offer this space for rent. It is slightly larger than the Gallery’s previous location, 588 sq ft, and will require some serious renovation but the site is leased, permits obtained, volunteer labour committed, grants in the mail and one is even confirmed.

Ten shows will fill this new space with local and regional art and music. The season starts off with Rabia followed by Denise Brattagin’s quilts, paintings by Barbara Ballachey and Loraine Stephanson, and Margaret Sonnenberg’s black and white drawings. The second half of the season features photography by Debbie Hicks, paintings by Eliza Fry, Boukje Elzinga, Janet Ott and black and white photography by Susan Saphone. The finale of this first summer in the new location is a show of paintings by Victoria Mitchell, concluding the season on September 9. Each art show will have a reception complete with local musicians and celebrating the arts in New Denver. The Gallery is open 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Saturday during the summer.

There will be lots of activity preparing the “barn” to be the new Hidden Garden Gallery. However, the all-volunteer board is no stranger to hard work and our wonderful community supporters will have lots of chances to lend a hand. We are pleased to be the recipients of a CBT Arts Venue grant for $15,210 which will kick off the remodeling efforts and we look forward to a wonderful 2018 season in a great new location.