On Friday, January 25, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) welcomed The Gallery, a new art gallery run and organized by the Marquette Artist Collective, to downtown. The Gallery is located at 130 W. Washington St. in the Masonic Square Mall. The Gallery’s mission is to encourage and support artists, expand opportunities, and promote art in the community. The Artist Members support diverse forms of artwork and creatively engage the community in furthering the visual arts.
Pictured, from left to right, is Christine Saari, Marquette Artist Cooperative member; Alan MacNaulty, Marquette Artist Cooperative Secretary; Dyana Nefe, Marquette Artist Collective Member; Stacy Giroux, Marquette Artist Collective Member; Tony Retaskie, Marquette DDA Board Chair; Sabrina Langdon, Marquette Artist Collective Board Member; Mona Lang, Marquette DDA Executive Director; and Joy Bender Hadley, Marquette Artist Collective President.