One Year at Front Street

It was July 2020 and I was eager to begin exhibiting someplace new.

I had already been a member of another gallery cooperative for less than a year now and now my sights were set on Front Street.

Melanie Morrett, who I’ll give credit to for my entrance into these respective art galleries, was the one I was meeting for the day.

I began my drive over on an early summer morning, the deep blue sky and bright sun over me. My destination was downtown Dayton, Ohio to this grouping of brick red warehouse buildings.

They’re unmistakable at first sight and instantly memorable thereafter. Upon entering the designated “C-D” doorway as I was directed to, there was a creaky old elevator up to the third floor.

Just me and my work housed in between bubble wrap on a wheeled plastic storage tote.

I agreed to be visiting artist for the months of July and August. Before even the two months were up, an opening in the gallery became available. A definite ‘yes’ was all I could say with no second thoughts.

Ever since then I have been finding my place into this artist-driven community. Getting to meet the different photographers and other artists at their studios and attending yearly and one-off events has allowed more exposure for the work.

It’s safe to say, I’m very fortunate and thankful at the opportunities I’ve had so far at this arts community. The gallery patrons and visitors, the friends and artists I’ve met, and the events I’ve connected with all mean a lot. And this community has been growing since 1965 too!

Artists and photographers alike need to find a following or collective to be a part of. This can help fuel your creativity and allow you to hone your craft.

Plus it’s just straight up fun to increase your passion(s) with other like-minded individuals, so go find a group to settle in and network or sell your creations.

Please check out my work at The Artery at Front Street, open to the public on First Fridays (5pm-9pm) and Third Sundays (11am-4pm) as well as other special events or by appointment.

I hope to see you there so we can talk about light and life.

Photographers: do you exhibit your work in a gallery or public space? How has it advanced your photographic work for the better? I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.

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