In more gallery news, a new development is underway that will see the expansion of an already established pair of galleries at the intersection of Franklin and Linwood (and North). For more than 17 years, Art Dialogue Gallery and Western New York Artists Group have been sharing a beautiful space on the corner. It was only recently that a neighboring tailor moved out, presenting the pair of galleries with a giant opportunity.
Art Dialogue decided that it was time to expand by literally moving one spot over, and in the process will be creating another dynamic and well heeled art space in the city. At the same time, both art galleries will share the same entrance and will continue to collaborate on shows and projects in the future. Western New York Artists Group will be dialing in a name change to simplify its stand-alone brand. Moving forward it will be known as Artists Group Gallery, or AG Gallery (complete with new logo that will launch at the 22nd Annual Regional Artists Exhibition Opening Reception scheduled for Friday, October 18, 2013 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm).
Each of these ‘new’ distinct galleries are anticipating significant upgrades. The original showroom (One Linwood, occupied by AG Gallery) will be seeing new carpeting, color schemes, layout, etc. As for Art Dialogue Gallery’s move next door (Five Linwood), that will entail a capital construction project to be orchestrated by Trautman Associates. Amenities to that space will include a gift shop, air conditioning, a catering kitchen and a new classroom facility (see artist renderings).
Art Dialogue is planning to open to the public on Friday, November 1, 2013 for its inaugural exhibit in its new location (feature the works of prominent artist Edward G. Bisone). Gallery owner Donald J. Siuta will curate the show, and anticipates to continue on with the same traditions that have been established at the gallery since 1984. The primary focus is to showcase the works and talents of Buffalo’s emerging and acclaimed artists. That mission will be enhanced now that both galleries will finally have their own identities and respective spaces.