Tue 1/24, 2017, 7:30pm
Gage Academy of Art and Town Hall present
Closing Up Shop?
The Uncertain Future of Seattle’s Art Galleries
Watteau, Antoine 1684-1721. "Shop Sign of the Art Dealer Gersaint", 1720. Oil on canvas, 163 x 308cm. Berlin, Schlo~ Charlottenburg.
Watteau, Antoine 1684-1721. “Shop Sign of the Art Dealer Gersaint”, 1720.

Are today’s art galleries going the way of video rental stores? A spate of recent gallery closings with no new galleries moving in have many art lovers wondering if this reflects profound changes in the business of art. Will the art community flounder if galleries and openings are replaced by alternative spaces, DIY art projects? What role does the internet play? Why is this happening in a community with as much wealth and education as Seattle? Key members of the Seattle art community take up the issue in a lively and provocative panel discussion, moderated by art critic and Gage Academy of Art Artistic Director, Gary Faigin.

Greg Kucera—Owner, Greg Kucera Gallery
Amanda Manitach—Arts Editor, City Arts Magazine
Mary Ann Peters—Artist, winner of Stranger Genius Award
Mariane Ibrahim—Owner, Marian Ibrahim Gallery
Gary Faigin (moderator)—Founder of Gage Academy of Art

Presented by: Gage Academy of Art and Town Hall Seattle as a part of our Arts & Culture series.
Series supported by:

Arts WA

Series media sponsorship provided by:

KUOW 94.9

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