541 Massachusetts Avenue
The mission of Out of the Blue Gallery is to organize, support, and present to the public at large the creative efforts of local artists, musicians, and more from our community. The gallery encourages artists of all backgrounds to share with us and celebrate the uniqueness they bring from different cultures, genders, ages and academic backgrounds. Artists of all abilities are given an opportunity to share in the expression of the arts and all of its varieties and forms; painting, music, dance, poetry, short story, acting or singing, and for these same artists to intermingle with those of different disciplines to better be able to grow and learn from each other. The Gallery’s purpose is to bring people together in an inspiring, supportive, and empowering environment.
We are currently raising funds for an impending relocation of the gallery. The gallery has been on Prospect Street, right outside of Central Square, for some time. It has served the community and artists alike as so much more than simply an art gallery. We need your help to keep this thing alive! There is a donation link on the right side. Please consider to help out. Every little bit will help make this move possible and successful.
Last Saturday morning, October 11th, we opened the NEW Out of the Blue Too doors for business for the first time! It has been such a successful first few days!! The new location is going to help us thrive and local art and music will be able to flourish even more so. We have even been selling artwork daily, which was not always the case at the Prospect Street location. We cannot explain how excited we are of the endless possibilities the gigantic new space will allow for. Please, come along for the ride!
We are officially hard at work getting set up at the new gallery location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue right in the heart of Central Square! It is coming together quite nicely. We are very excited and hope you are too. We will be subletting space to artists who want a little piece of the gallery to themselves. They can serve as a studio and workspace and display space for retail or a combination of whatever you want. You can come down and check it all out if you want, although we are not open for business quite yet.
Come lend us a hand! Check out our material wish-list tab and see if you can help us with some of that too. We are still accepting donations on our GoFundMe as well. Click the link on the right side if you can donate. This is going to be BIG!!
Host of the Dire Literary Series, held at the OOTB, Timothy Gager has a novel coming out very soon.
He’s heading to San Diego, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Portland in October to tour it. He has started a gofundme site ( http://www.gofundme.com/bi975w ) to get him there, but is offering to give back half of what is donated to charity. It’s a way to feel good about this gofundme thing.
How can this help OOTB? The 50% charity portion will be up around $500. If people donate only five dollars, it will tip the scales for the drawing and that winner can give the prize to the gallery.
Every individual donation puts one chance in a drawing and the winner will be able to donate in their name to their favorite charity 50% of what is made (after the reward incentives).