On Jan. 18 and 19, the Satellite Gallery Project will be participating in the Gallery Night and Day event by transforming a vacant Silver City storefront into a temporary art gallery. The building at 3333 West National Avenue, which has been vacant for over a year, is currently being converted into a gallery space to display the work of a group of local artists known as the Satellite Gallery Project. The temporary gallery will be open from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 and from 12 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Art mediums will include photography, paintings, prints and three dimensional work. Guests of the gallery will receive specials at nearby Silver City businesses, bars, and restaurants.
The Satellite Gallery Project is being produced in partnership with Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc (LBWN). The idea of the temporary gallery project came about as an artist who had been volunteering with LBWN was looking for a space for some friends to display their work. LBWN has long been working on ways to invigorate local business districts and attract visitors to the many restaurants and shops of the Silver City District.
The Satellite Gallery Project worked with LBWN to find a property owner interested in hosting a temporary gallery space. The owner of 3333 W. National Ave., Alice Sengmanivong, stepped forward and made an agreement with the artists for use of the space. The artists would donate time making simple improvements to the space and in return they could host their temporary art gallery rent free.