Mayor Thomas P. Koch, the City of Quincy and The Quincy Art Association, along with its sponsors Granite City Electric Supply Company and Quirk Auto Dealers, WAC Lighting and Sign Design, are proud to announce the grand opening of the QArts Gallery at 1229 Hancock Street in downtown Quincy.
To mark the gallery’s debut, the exhibition will begin with a curated members showing. All artwork is available for sale. A private reception and ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. The gallery will open its doors to the public on Saturday, October 16th at 12:00 noon.
Ellyn Moller, President of the Quincy Art Association shared, “The QAA has been a valuable resource for decades, and a vital link between local artists and communities well beyond Quincy. Our members are the driving force behind the public outreach, devoting time to not only to their craft, but by lending their professional expertise in areas like teaching classes and workshops, coordinating art exhibits and several annual events, addressing our fundraising, marketing and graphics needs, maintaining our office and studio space, and now as we are about to open the QArts Gallery, we are staffing our hours of operation with volunteer members. With the support of Mayor Tom Koch, the City of Quincy and community sponsors, such as Granite City Electric and Quirk Auto Dealerships, everyone has opportunities for enriching their lives through art, whether you’re a creator or a patron. This is such an exciting time for the QAA and we look forward to continuing our mission for many years to come.”
Beginning in November, Q.A.A. will host a small works exhibit along with a themed Faire Saturday as well as art students’ thesis show, an art in fashion exhibit featuring original designs and museum quality glasswork, jewelry and pottery. Paintings in oil, watercolor, pastels and acrylic along with sculptures will all be on display.
The Quincy Art Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the teaching of the visual arts since 1979. For more information about the QArts Gallery, please visit quincyartma.org.