The idea for ArtStanding Popup Gallery came in response to Covid-19. That which we took for granted - an open smile and welcoming grin, the random and not so random hugs, going out to dinner with friends, visits to bookstores and galleries, getting a haircut - all now restricted and wrapped in caution made us more acutely aware of how connected we truly are.
While our desire and need to engage is muted and masked, it is still important to us. As displaced artists, we long for a space to share and create and so the idea of an open air art exhibit was born. Our goal is to find spaces where we can respect the responsibility we have to protect one another and still open the world back up a little to have the experience of being with and seeing art in a more organic way.
When visiting an exhibit, stop by our office for more information on upcoming exhibits or interest in hosting an open air art exhibit.