I went for a walk and ran into a little free art gallery with tiny people! It has a take a tiny painting or leave a tiny painting policy! pic.twitter.com/qHWMerE2Kp
— Siel Ju (@sielju) February 7, 2021
Have you ever seen a little free library? This is a movement to make books available to people. Usually, these libraries are boxes where you can donate or borrow books.
That movement has inspired people to make little free art galleries. Inside these dollhouse-sized boxes are small works of art. Would you like to have a piece of art? Or, even better, would you like to donate your own art? That’s what these lending art museums are for.
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Stacy Milrany operates one in Seattle. The Seattle Times describes her project:
When Milrany started the gallery at First Avenue North and Garfield Street, she didn’t know it would become such a huge part of her routine. A working artist for five years who makes charmingly mordant paintings and mixed-media pieces, she’d been drawn to small-scale art, like an art-on-a-postcard project she started for her mother during a series of cancer treatments, and postcard-sized paintings she’d make using a small watercolor set while traveling. But as state restrictions settled in to contain the coronavirus outbreak, traditional avenues for showing and seeing art were no longer as accessible as they’d once been. “Museums and galleries were shut so it seemed like a good idea,” says Milrany, who saw an opening to do something different.
This sounds like fun! I’d like to start a little art gallery in my neighborhood.
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