Wow, we here at the gallery have been so busy and having so much fun continuing to setup the new space! It has been 4 months since we opened the doors at Mass Ave and closed the old gallery on Prospect Street. How time flies! It has been a welcome change to be in a prime retail location and to be selling artwork daily. We are proudly representing 70 local artists and craftsman. The sheer size and unique layout of the new gallery is allowing us to hang many shows. You must see it for your own eyes!
Aside from all this work, we have been doing all we can to acquire our entertainment license so we can host any events, from music, to dance, to performance based. It was not easy and took many arduous steps and wading through a sea of red tape, but we are finally officially licensed and have begun to book music and other events openly. It is really exciting! We have updated our calendar of events with the upcoming shows that have already been booked.
We will now be hosting an open mic every Thursday night from 8 – 11! This will also coincide with an open crafting night on the side. So come in and get creative on Thursday nights in many different ways.
Every third Saturday will be the group reception party. You can expect this to always be an awesome night with live music and the celebration of the artwork hanging in the gallery and to meet some of the artists. We will also be serving alcohol on this night and food provided by Brookline Lunch.
On that note, we also need to make it clear that, while we full licensed for entertainment events, we are a far cry away from affording a liquor license. That means that are only allowed to sell alcohol 30 days a year, which we will need to pay for a liquor license for that day. That works out to only 2 to 3 nights a month, unfortunately.
Therefore, we cannot have people drink or even bring alcohol into the gallery unless it is one of those nights. Please respect this! The city could easily shut us down if they found out people were not abiding by this under our watch.
We are also happy that Stone Soup Poetry and the Story Space, on Monday and Tuesday night respectively, have followed us in the move to new location and still call Out of the Blue home. They are growing in numbers, too!
We here at the gallery are very enthusiastic about how Out of the Blue Too is evolving from the original concepts that have already been established and can’t wait to see where this all goes. Go check out the calendar of events to keep up to date with what is happening. You can click to the right to follow our website by entering your email. Your email will then be placed on our mailing list, which we have compiled and are sending out emails to keep you up to date.
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Let’s keep this train rollin’!