The Phantom Art Gallery has expanded to two locations, and its next show opens on Friday, Sept. 30.
The opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. that day on the corner of Main and Fulton streets in downtown Waupaca. Food and refreshments will be served.
The two sites for the new show are 100 N. Main St. – the former location of Office Outfitters – and 108 N. Main St., where Snapdragons Tutoring Services was most recently located.
The exhibit will be up throughout the fall and will feature the acrylics of Brenda Wenberg, the photography of Michael Patrick, the acrylics of Robin Zuege, the ceramics of Mark Duerr and the acrylics of Cheryl Mocadlo.
The Phantom Art Gallery project is being spearheaded by the Waupaca Community Arts Board. Partners include the city of Waupaca, Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, Waupaca Area Public Library, Hidden Studios Art Tour, local artists and retailers.
The idea behind phantom art galleries is to fill the windows of vacant buildings with the work of local artists.
The galleries are not open to the public. Instead, people view the art through the windows.
It is a way to promote both the art and available business space.
Waupaca’s two galleries are lit from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Previous shows were up for between six and eight weeks. Now, organizers are transitioning into having quarterly shows but without seasonal themes.
A small committee works on the project. Those interesting in serving on it may contact Anita Olson at Embellishments at 715-258-9999.
There are opportunities to help with various aspects of the project, including marketing, display, operations and jurying.
Artwork featured in the shows is for sale. Transactions are handled at Embellishments and at Framing by Preston, both located in downtown Waupaca.