Celebrating 20 Years of Art
“LUNARIA GALLERY: the story”
Lunaria Gallery: February 6 thru March 7
Silverton Oregon has built a reputation as an art town and a certain amount of the credit goes to Lunaria Gallery. Twenty years ago, five artists got together with the idea of creating a space to display and sell their work in downtown Silverton. Teresa Burgett took the lead and was joined by Theresa Sharrar, Ann Altman, Shannon Rice, and Tonia Jenkins. Initially they occupied a small corner of the Wild Iris Café, which is now O’Brien’s. That first First Friday featured the paintings of Teresa Burgett and was accompanied by appetizers and wine. It was the start of a tradition of inspiration mixed with fun, that has continued every month until today. For the full story, check out our February newsletter!
February will kick off the 20th Anniversary celebrations with an invitational show of past and current members and a special founders show in the upstairs gallery area. From March through October, smaller, themed shows will also feature past members’ work.