209 West Broadway was built in 1905 as a hardware store. In the mid – 1900’s it was used as a department store and most recently Firecloud Traders called it home. In Spring of 2017 Karen fell in love with the large, neglected space and purchased the building.
Major renovations began the summer of 2018. It is proving to be a long, exciting adventure, and oh, yes quite expensive! The main gallery was completed in time for the Grand Opening on September 1st – with only a slight smell of paint still present. The Silver City Chamber of Commerce honored me with a ribbon cutting event!
UPDATE: Second gallery, now named the Flash Gallery, is open and features changing exhibitions. Front bathroom and digital room are complete.
By the end of May the studio space, BW darkroom and Alternative Process darkroom will be finished! We now have an ADA compliant bathroom and back door leading to a lovely patio and soon to be landscaped outdoor area ideal for small parties and events.
I will be offering workshops beginning July, 2019 !