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Tuesday February 18th, 2014

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1974 Wyandotte Street East

The Backroom Gallery has found a new home and has a new name: The Walkerville Artist Co-Op.

Located in the heart of Walkerville at 1974 Wyandotte Street East, the co-op offers a retail location for many local artists in the Windsor-Essex region.

“It’s a great way to get introduced to the art scene,” says co-op founder Chris Ford. “Many of our members show in Toronto and larger centres, we make it possible to have that same caliber work right here in Walkerville.”

The artist co-op aims to encompass a welcoming atmosphere that is relaxed and sophisticated, and where artists come together, promote each other and sell the public hand crafted products. Products include pottery, fashion, fine art, jewellery, home décor and more.

Memberships are available which provide ongoing mentorship for developing artists. Classes and workshops are offered throughout the year along with open houses which allow artist and customers to meet face to face all in one night.

“Each of our artists approach art in their own way,” says Ford. “We teach classes to the public and often take classes from one another.”

Renovations are nearing completion and the gallery will open its doors Friday February 21st. A grand reopening celebration will take place later in the spring.

For more information about the artists and events you can visit their website here or contact the gallery via email at [email protected]

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