The Orleans Gallery Associationcomes together to develop local business and community spirit
ORLEANS, MA â?? The Orleans Gallery Association is a newly created collaboration of 14 galleries in the Orleans area with the purpose of promoting the arts and supporting local artists through collaborative, synergistic activities. The first such event will be WOW â?? Walk on Wednesdays -- participating galleries will be open on Wednesdays from 5pm-8 pm, July 5 through September 13.
Created out of a desire to take advantage of economies of scale and develop the thriving the arts community in Orleans, the Orleans Gallery Association initiated by Bob Oberding of Eastwind Gallery, will strive to create events and advertising opportunities for galleries in Orleans in order to build a night life in Orleans and generate traffic and business for compatible businesses in the area like restaurants, etc.
WOW â?? Walk on Wednesdays is the Councilâ??s first formal collaborative project. Participating galleries will be open from 5pmâ??8pm, July 5 through September 13. Bob Oberding, Chairman of the Orleans Gallery Association explains â??The idea is to bring people in to appreciate and hopefully purchase art from local artists and create some much needed evening activity which will bring in more business for everyone.â? The group created a brochure with a rendered map of Orleans, painted by Kely Knowles of Rock Harbor Gallery, and 20,000 will be distributed to tourist centers around the Cape. Participating galleries will have blue and yellow flags outside their establishment.
Participating galleries in The Orleans Art Council: