A burst water pipe in the former Office Outfitters building means a new location is needed for the Phantom Art Gallery of Waupaca.
Volunteers were preparing for the March 16 opening of the gallery’s latest exhibit when the incident occurred, causing damage to some of the artwork and much of the vacant store.
The artwork was moved to Embellishments, and the March 14 reception for artists was held as planned.
The artists were then asked to take their work home, as gallery volunteers continue to seek and evaluate a possible new site for the gallery.
This May will mark the fifth anniversary of the Phantom Art Gallery of Waupaca.
It joined a movement seen throughout the United States in which vacant store fronts are temporarily turned into art-viewing spaces for pedestrians.
The idea is to promote both an arts economy and available space for new businesses.