Quincy Sun: Discover Quincy Promoting Arts, Culture in Quincy

Pop-Up Art Gallery Nov. 17-19 - 4-8 PM

Discover Quincy has been working to promote arts and culture in Quincy, including the setup of a pop up art gallery in Quincy Center.

"We have partnered with the Quincy Ary Association to transform a vacant retail space downtown into a Pop-Up Art Gallery featuring the work of local artisans:  Alan Jenkins, Amber Buck, Dan Myers, David Osheskie, DJ Stenny, Isabel Shamitz, James Kavanaugh, John Marshall Dyke, Karen L Giovanniello, Lily Kwan, Steve Powers, Tony Andrade, students from the Woodward School for Girls & more, " said Margaret Laforest, Vice President of Tourism for The Quincy Chamber of Commerce.

"The Pop-Up Art Gallery is a wonderful event that brings together professional artists, aspiring artist, as well as students - everyone has something to bring to the arts," said Quincy Art Association President Karen Giovanello. 

Woodward Headmaster Walter Hubley adds, "The arts are a critical part of our STEAM initiative at The Woodward School - the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with the Arts.  The Pop-Up Art Gallery is a great way for artists throughout the community to get involved, have a voice, and our students are proud to be a part of it." 

The Pop-Up Art Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 8 PM November 17-19. Admission is free.

"As we renovate our cities downtown we recognize the value arts and culture contributes to our City's vibrancy," said Laforest. "With so many great restaurants within walking distance of our location, we encourage diners to stop in to the Gallery where art can be appreciated and purchased. We are grateful to our donors who are committed to the arts and helped bring art to a retail space that wouldn't be financially sustainable without their support. This event is made possible thanks to the support of Discover Quincy, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Key Realty, Quincy Mutual Group, Related Beal, Northeast Community Bank and our media sponsors, Artscope Magazine and The Quincy Sun."