photo by John Anderson

Best Gallery Without Walls


What do you do when it's unsafe for people to come see art inside your gallery? Just put the art outside. That's what Northern-Southern Director Phillip Niemeyer has been doing during the pandemic. Office building parking lots, neighborhood cul-de-sacs, creek beds, golf courses, greenbelt trails, vacant lots, utility poles, parks … all these and more have been showplaces for art in the gallery's recent exhibits. The move has not only encouraged artists to be inventive and playful in creating works for the great outdoors, but since the only way to find them is to follow maps provided by Northern-Southern, it's turned going to see art into a true hunt for treasure.

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