Get with the Downtown Saline art scene! Learn about The 109 Cultural Exchange here.
So. We didn’t do such a hot job promoting this amazing opportunity, but at Saline Main Street we really do want to show your art in our gallery space at the 109 Cultural Exchange! If maybe people could just get to know our artist and arts critic in-residence, John Anderson — they couldn’t help but want to be part of this new downtown artspace? He’s really such a big part of what we want this space to be for downtown visual arts and cultural richness! Let us introduce you via this pretty cool Q&A to our amazing friend / artist / arts critic – John Anderson AKA “JA.”
When I first arrived in Saline to take the helm as executive director at Saline Main Street, I thought how great it would be to have a mixed media arts space in the heart of downtown — something similar to Amazing Things Arts Center (ATAC) in my hometown of Framingham, Mass. I saw how instrumental ATAC was in attracting visitors and patrons to its small business neighbors, and believed that an arts and culture community space like that would benefit the small businesses in Downtown Saline.
That arts space vision included a gallery — open to artists