TICONDEROGA — Aided by the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, a new arts showroom, The Downtown Art Gallery, has opened in the town.
Thanks to building owners Peter and Lynne Reale and John and Carrie Reale, the alliance has been given rent-free occupancy of the storefront until Columbus Day.
Caroline Verner, the Revitalization Alliance’s cultural arts intern, cleaned, painted and curated the space, along with coordinating all of the artists and donors.
Alliance CEO Justin Woods said the artists represented work from a wide variety of mediums.
“As part of the Cultural Arts Initiative, sponsored by the Ti Alliance, the Downtown Art Gallery hopes to brighten downtown Ti, and present an attractive atmosphere for both tourism and businesses. The Downtown Gallery will provide a critical link to anchor the Ti Arts Walks we are planning,” Woods said in a news release.
Featured artists include Terry Brannock (photography), Stan Burdick (cartoons), the Carson family (painting, mixed media, abstract), Michelle Danforth (painting), George DeMers (woodwork, replica fort), Kerry Fingland (stained glass, ADK chair), Sarah Gabler (mixed media collage), Dawn House (painted pieces, sculpture), Bette Ladeau (wood painting), Andrea McDonald (photography), Britney McCarthy (painting), Ruth Rumney (painting), Brandon Russell (photography), Richard Timberlake (photography), Caroline Verner (flower vases, photography, piano) and Terry Walsh (photography).
The Downtown Gallery is located at 119 Montcalm St., and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
Artwork will all be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds being donated back to the Ti Alliance to support economic development and cultural arts initiatives in Ticonderoga.