We are thrilled to announce the first exhibit in the pop-up gallery, titled: For The Love of Art
Opening night: Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019
Corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd. (old Wells Fargo building, 3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA)
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our community and the talented people that live in it!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***********
Pop-Up Art Gallery (temporary art venue and interactive space)
3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
Opening event Feb. 14th 2019 6-9PM
LAFAYETTE, CA (January 11, 2018) – Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery (JPG) is inhabiting the old Wells Fargo building on the corner of Moraga Rd. and Mt. Diablo Blvd with JPG@The Bank, a pop-up art gallery and interactive event space. Led by Jennifer Perlmutter, Founder of Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery (JPG), the venture will be a unique destination for contemporary art sales by Bay Area artists. Opening night is Valentines Day, February 14, 2019.
The first exhibit in the pop-up gallery, titled For The Love of Art, features Bay Area artists Charmaine Koh, Jane Burton, Carl Heyward, Akiko, Nicholas Coley, sculpture by Michael Rizza, and a presentation by Lamorinda based, Art Moves Project, (AMP)
New Currencies, the second exhibit, is a juried show with work submitted from national artists. All work in the gallery will be for sale and represented by Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery.
Community events include music performance, artist talks, wine tastings, collaborative painting, a weekend painting workshop with the Carl Heyward of Global Art Project (GAP), a youth poetry slam, Cal Shakes salon, a speaker night on the art of leadership, and more.
“For the last five years, I’ve been having community events in my gallery, bridging culture, commerce, and community,” says Jennifer Perlmutter. “Now, with this space, in the center of town, even more people get to experience the strong creative culture in Contra Costa County. It’s just exciting.”
In the summer of 2018, the city of Lafayette held a retail workshop with property owners and business owners to solve the issue of long-term empty storefronts. Perlmutter was on the panel, offering her perspective, and was prompted by councilman Mike Anderson to pursue a pop-up art gallery. Three months later JPG@The Bank has taken shape.
“Even before the doors have opened, the response has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. I think this area is thirsty for a place to experience art and connection with others,” said Perlmutter.
JPG@The Bank Gallery hours: Weds.-Sun. 11a-6p, and by appointment. Check the website for events.