The Arts & Culture Alliance manages the exhibitions at the Emporium. There are four gallery spaces and a display case programmed with new artwork each month.
While the Alliance accepts proposals on an ongoing basis from anyone within and outside of the community, exhibition fees are offered at a discount to Arts & Culture Alliance members (join here!). There is no fee to submit a proposal, which should include images and a description of the work to be shown (if possible) or images of past work; whether the artist has enough works to fill the gallery as a solo exhibition; whether the artist has suggestions as to complementary artists; etc. The Alliance retains 25% commission on sale of artwork (20% for cash/check sales). Contact Suzanne Cada with the Arts & Culture Alliance with proposals or questions.
Exhibitions open on the First Friday of each month and remain on display until the last Friday of the month (approximately four weeks in duration). The Arts & Culture Alliance hosts an opening reception as part of First Friday downtown from 5:00-9:00 PM for all exhibitions, and more than 1,500 people typically visit the Emporium that evening! We also welcome numerous visitors throughout the month for private events, receptions, fundraisers, etc.
#1 – The Emporium gallery on the lower level holds approximately 40-50 works with the Walker Hanging system (no nails) with LED lighting. The Emporium has a number of pedestals available for sculptures. Fee: $300 members, $400 non-members.
#2 – The Balcony gallery on the upper level holds approximately 40-50 works. Fee: $300 members, $400 non-members.
#3 – The display case in the mezzanine on street level offers a secure exhibition space for jewelry, fine crafts, and smaller 2-D/3-D works and is situated in the front windows. Fee: $75 members, $100 non-members. Please note, this area does get warm from sunlight throughout the day, and it receives direct sunlight for a couple of hours in late afternoon.
#4 – The North Wall on the upper level holds approximately 8-12 works and offers about 30 linear feet of display space. Fee: $75 members, $100 non-members.
#5 – The Atrium on street level allows for salon style displays and can accommodate 10-20 works. Fee: $150 members, $200 non-members. Please note, this area receives direct sunlight for a couple of hours in late afternoon although window film blocks 99.9% of UV rays.