The Tower Gallery in Sanibel is set to host its 15th annual attic sale October 22-24.
The event offers art lovers and supporters the chance to browse and purchase works by some of the cooperative’s award-winning artists, at reduced prices. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all three days, with works of art on the gallery porch and under tents on the grounds.
“It kicks off our season, and it’s a chance for artists to kind of clean up their studios of work that may not have sold or made it to the gallery.” said Kelly Morrison, artist and co-op board member.
It is also a way of giving back to the inhabitants and to the community that supports it year after year.
“Everything is at a reduced price” she said.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, some of last year’s security measures will be in place again.
“Hand sanitizer stations placed everywhere” Morrison said. “We’re going to stick with multiple payment sites for convenience, to check in quickly, and for social distancing, so no long lines. “
Unlike last year, participants will not be required to wear masks.
“We prefer a mask inside the gallery, but we do not impose it”, she said. “We want people to do what is comfortable for them when it comes to wearing a mask. “
The Tower Gallery represents over 25 local artists working in a multitude of mediums including sculpture, oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, raku, pottery, photography, jewelry and more.
“It will be a wide range of mediums, ranging from our painters – watercolor, oil, mixed media works – to functional art, like our pottery. There is the metal sculpture, the collage. I make fanciful wooden fish ”, Morrison said. “And we have some new artists at the gallery that we acquired this season.”
A novelty this season that it will unveil during the sale, are the Christmas decorations created by a majority of artists from the cooperative. She explained that the former will be available for purchase.
“It’s brand new, but I hope it will become a tradition” Morrison said. “We will have them until Christmas. Artists will restock them and bring them to the gallery as they make them.
The event is also an opportunity to meet the artists and discover their work.
“We are always happy to talk about our process”, she said, adding that there will be four or five artists on site per rotation and that participants looking for a particular artist can call to find out when he or she will be there.
The public is invited to stop by.
“It’s the biggest selection, the biggest selection of the year – parts have a selling price”, Morrison said. “And we have several new artists who joined last year, so this is their first time.”
She also explained that providing quality art at lower prices not only benefits the community, but also the artists who can then use the money to buy material to create new works.
“We can buy more art supplies and make more art for them throughout the season,” Morrison said. “So you also support the artists. “
For more information, call 239-472-4557 or visit www.towergallery.net.
The Tower Gallery is located at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.
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15th annual granary sale
22-24 Oct. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tower Gallery, 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel