The finishing touches are being carefully made on each display, painting and handmade creation at the Gallery on Main in preparation for an upcoming art show.
The Gallery, located on Lacombe’s historic main street, will be boasting works of upwards of 80 Alberta artists this month. An opening reception is planned for this Friday to showcase the Alberta-made works.
Gallery owner/operator Laverne Jones said the opening reception kicks off the new season in the art gallery.
“This art show is the launch of the fall/winter season,” she said. “It is an opportunity to get the artists to bring in their new work. They are excited. It’s a full complete new look for the gallery.”
By Friday, the gallery will be completely transformed, with many of the art pieces being rearranged and many new eye-catching and colourful pieces for attendees to peruse.
“I have 80 Alberta artists who have their works up here,” said Jones. “I have upwards of 600 paintings in here at any point and time, along with pottery, stained glass and sculptures.”
Jones said most of the artists who show their works in the gallery have been doing it for a while.
“Most of my artists are fairly consistent staying up here,” she said. “There is always a waiting list, and yes there is always the odd new artist.”
On the night of the reception, several artists will be on hand to meet and greet attendees of the show.
“Everyone is invited to come,” said Jones. “You don’t have to dress up. You can wear blue jeans. It is an art for everyone gallery and that means everyone is welcome up here.
“We will have music up here as well. It’s a great time to come listen to some music and just have a fun evening. There’s always goodies in the back, cheese, crackers, you name it. It’s just a fun time.”
The ‘Fall Extravaganza’ October Show and Sale opening reception will be held on Oct. 16th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gallery on Main.