Shoppers in Downtown Winter Haven will have a new destination this fall. The Tree Swallow Gallery, a pop-up retail location, will exclusively feature fine art by local artists. The gallery will make its debut with an opening reception Tuesday, November 1st from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery’s location at 347 West Central Avenue (across from Arabellas Ristorante).
The gallery’s content will be curated by local artists. Its “pop-up” nature will also mean unusual hours, in that it will usually be open only during the lunch and evening hours (and by appointment). Featured artwork includes sculptures by Trent Manning, David Figueroa and Marilyn Rackleman; paintings by Tony Savoie; photography by Calder Wilson and Scott Whitley; ceramics by Tim and Erika Peters; jewelry by Buffy Wilson, as well as additional items.
The Tree Swallow Gallery is sponsored by Six/Ten, LLC, in connection with its continuing goal of establishing Downtown Winter Haven’s retail presence through the power of art and creative expression. Other Downtown galleries include Outer Space at 230 Avenue C, SW, an arts incubator joint venture between the Arts Ensemble Education Foundation, Polk Museum of Art, Polk State College and Six/Ten, and Tinia Clark’s Sidestreet Studio at 110 Third Street, SW.
“We continue to enhance our live, work, learn and play vision for the area by supporting new businesses and giving residents new reasons to come Downtown,” said Bud Strang, the CEO of Six/Ten, LLC. “Many of the Tree Swallow artists are extremely popular, although their work is seldom for sale locally. I think people will be amazed by the quality of the work that will be displayed.”