Palisade to get new art gallery

Sarah Winder is the director of The Art Cellar, Palisade’s newest art gallery. It is located in the basement below the Blue Pig Gallery. The Art Cellar will specialize in artwork by students and emerging artists. The Art Cellar currently is under construction and scheduled to open Nov. 30.



■ The Friedly Brothers Gallery, 127 N. Cherry St., in Fruita opened this fall. Brothers Dennis and Danen Friedly, who both received fine arts degrees from Colorado Mesa University, currently are the only exhibitors, but Dennis said he wants to expand that in the future.

The brothers both sculpt in bronze. Dennis also is a potter, and Danen is an oil painter.

The gallery is open 1–6 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 307-254-0119 for information.

They are planning a grand opening at a later time.

■ Grand Junction’s +1 Gallery, 225 N. Fifth St., No. 225, celebrates its first anniversary this month. The gallery aims to showcase unknown or new local artists of any age working in a variety of media.

The +1 Gallery is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 216-7338. The +1 Gallery typically participates in the monthly First Friday art walks in Grand Junction.

A new gallery is coming to Palisade, focusing on the exhibition of work from art students and emerging regional artists.

The Art Cellar is scheduled to open Saturday, Nov. 30, in the basement of the Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St.

The space previously was used for storage until one of the building’s owners suggested they renovate the basement, so each of the three stories of the old Palisade location could be used for art.

The upper level is an art studio and workshop space. The building’s main level is the Blue Pig Gallery, showcasing work from some of the region’s top artists, and the basement will be for artists trying to make a name for themselves, director Sarah Winder said.

The Art Cellar will open with 17 exhibiting artists in a variety of genres, but Winder said she would love more. Interested artists can email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The gallery will show work from art students or those “who haven’t had success” selling or showing their work elsewhere.

Artists will receive 60 percent of from the sales of their work, while the gallery will keep 40 percent. There are no other requirements or fees.

The gallery’s grand opening reception will be from 5–8 p.m. Nov. 30. The regular business hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Cost is free for the public.


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