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Online art gallery opens its first physical location


A new art gallery will host a grand opening this weekend.

AllArtWorks, an online art gallery, opened its first physical gallery space on Tuesday, August 9 at 333 Grandville Ave. SW, with a grand opening scheduled for 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, August 13.

The inauguration of the place will also serve as the first art exhibition at the gallery, or “observation studio”. To draw attention to its new space, AllArtWorks plans to host weekly art shows where people can meet the artists, as well as monthly art shows to benefit area charities.

AllArtWorks founder Tyler Loftis created the art sales platform in 2018 to be exclusively online, but is now launching a physical space to facilitate connections between artists and buyers.

“AllArtWorks is designed to connect people to art and allow them to discover their own tastes,” Loftis said. “Our website exposes people to a variety of artists, and the viewing studio goes even further, where the community can experience original art in person, without pressure to buy. It’s an opportunity to really connect artists with people in a welcoming environment.

The new location is a 3,000 square foot viewing space where visitors can browse works for sale without pressure to buy. In addition to the works on display in the gallery, iPads are available to help visitors research the vendor’s entire collection online.

Visitors can request to see anything from the inventory in person for as long as they want.

The artwork is then retrieved from the on-site storage facility for people to view on site.

All artwork continues to be viewable and available for purchase on AllArtWorks’ website.