Canal Street Art Gallery celebrates expansion

BELLOWS FALLS — Canal Street Art Gallery presents the fourth annual Vermont Summer Group Show. This year's show is opening in the gallery's newly expanded space on the 3rd Friday Gallery Night, June 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Celebrate and meet new artists, enjoy live music from Asante, and see new artwork. The event is free and open to the public.

The new gallery is adjacent to the existing location of 23 Canal Street. The expansion will open both spaces, and it initiates the gallery's development of more programming for the community.

The Vermont Summer Group Show will be the inaugural show, on view to the public through Sept. 3. The Spring Salon will be ongoing through July 16.

The exhibit is one of the gallery's annual open calls to regional artists. The show brings new artwork to Bellows Falls from 23 local and regional artists and presents artworks in all media, styles, and subject matters to celebrate the diversity and abundance of art here in our region.

It includes artists from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Of these, 16 are from Canal Street Art Gallery's roster of represented artists: Clare Adams, Whitney Barrett, Mindy Fisher, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, Kim Grall, Corinne Greenhalgh, Judy Hawkins, Deedee Jones, Carol Keiser, Jeanne McMahan, Lisa McNealus, Caroline Ryan Morgan, Phyllis Rosser, Melissa Rubin, and Maurine Sutter.

The Canal Street Art Gallery is honored to make available artwork from these returning and new artists, including Thomasin Alyxander, Trish Baggott, Judy Foreman, Carla Liguori, Roxy Rubel, Maggie Smith, and Martha von Ammon.

Gallery organizers say they are proud “to continue sharing local art and artists and thanks all those who appreciate and support their creative neighbors. Important to the Canal Street Art Gallery's mission is the recognition of art-making as both income and expense to the artist.”

They say “the selling of an artist's work can have a direct effect on their ability to afford the time and materials necessary to create more. The Canal Street Art Gallery takes pride in showing art with a wide range of pricing from low to moderate, making the purchase of original art attainable to all collectors including the seasoned, new, and unexpected.”

Those interested in donating to the expansion project can visit

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