20 North Gallery to closeWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Twenty years after it opened in Downtown Toledo, 20 North Gallery will close May 25, its owners announced in a news release May 10.
“The time has now come for the owner and staff of 20 North Gallery to move on to other endeavors and for 20 North Gallery to become a part of Toledo’s rich cultural history,” stated the release.
The gallery will host a free 20th birthday celebration and closing reception from 6-9 p.m. May 24.
The gallery opened in 1993 and has displayed the work of more than 200 artists in more than 130 exhibitions. Its closing exhibition, “All Good Things,” is a retrospective showcasing two decades of the gallery’s triumphs in the arts and arts-based urban development, according to the release.
Owner Eric Hillenbrand said he’s proud of the impact 20 North Gallery has had on Downtown.
“I was not aware of another commercial gallery in downtown Toledo when we started in 1993; now galleries and artists dot the landscape of downtown — this is, unquestionably, 20 North Gallery’s most important legacy,” Hillenbrand said. “I am grateful to the over 200 artists whom we have represented over the years for sharing their talent with us and the Toledo community, as well as the many talented staff members who have contributed to our success, most notably Peggy Grant, Art Director Emerita, and Condessa Croninger, Art Director. Their commitment to the gallery and its mission has made it the jewel of Toledo’s gallery scene.”
For more information, visit www.20northgallery.net.