MANCHESTER’S FIRST POP-UP ART GALLERY TO BE HELD THURSDAY, APRIL 14

MANCHESTER’S FIRST POP-UP ART GALLERY TO BE HELD THURSDAY, APRIL 14; WHITE FLAG GALLERY OPENS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY AT 941 ELM ST.

Manchester, N.H. – April 4, 2011  – Manchester’s first pop-up art gallery will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in the empty space at 941 Elm St. Sponsored by the Manchester Arts Commission and goodgood manchester, this is a one-night-only event.

Pop-up art galleries—popular in London, New York and San Francisco—are very temporary art galleries that have no fixed address, but rather “pop up” in empty store fronts and are gone soon after. The concept is seen as a win-win for artists and property owners. Artists get a free space to exhibit and sell their work, while commercial property owners get a chance to market their empty properties to potential tenants.

White Flag Gallery will make its debut at 941 Elm St., a vacant downtown property that most recently was home to SOPHA – the Studio of Photographic Arts. Property owner Henry Demers said he is happy to lend the use of his space to support the burgeoning Manchester art scene.

The April 14 show,“The Big Take Over,” is a salon style exhibit that will feature avant garde art from a variety of Manchester artists, including students from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. This juried show will be curated by a team led by local mixed media artist and Manchester Arts Commissioner James Chase. Artists interested in exhibiting are invited to submit their work from ___ to ___ on ______, April __ at 941 Elm St. A registration fee of $5 will apply to students; $10 for non-students.

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