Next pop-up art gallery will take new shape and purpose inside the First United Methodist Church!

Now you see it. Now you don’t! The Gallery program creates a temporary gallery, exhibition and interactive space at no cost to the artist in prime downtown Marion locations. Traditionally, Main Street Marion’s pop-up art galleries facilitate partnerships between local artists and owners of available space in the downtown Marion district. However, the next pop-up art gallery will take new shape and purpose inside the First United Methodist Church at 624 S Adams Street in partnership with Save Our Stories and the Marion Public Library and Museum. The purpose of Gallery 624 is highlight this architectural gem and raise awareness about the challenges facing our historical structures.

Gallery 624 will transform the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church into cultural exhibits open to the public on Friday, September 11th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to mingle and peruse the space. Enjoy delicious refreshments prepared by United Methodist Women. Explore local art work of various mediums. Relax with musical performances by Layla Adair Price. And, obtain information about one of Marion’s historical treasures!

Sanctuary tours will be available at 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. and will include a behind the scenes look at one of their beautiful pipe organ, which boasts 42 ranks of pipes located in two chambers and also two exposed divisions!

The pop-up art galleries can be set up on a part-time basis as part of a sharing economy with other related companies. They are becoming extremely popular because they allow immense flexibility, while not requiring a large commitment of time and money. A pop-up gallery or store can be a great option for retailers, boutique shops, local artists, designers, property owners, and real estate agents! Contact Main Street Marion to become a partner during one of our quarterly pop-up galleries, or learn more about hosting your own pop-up gallery!

Main Street Marion Pop-Up Galleries are scheduled quarterly in March, June, September, and December in historic and/or available downtown locations.

Main Street Marion is an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit downtown organization that inspires, unifies and champions the Downtown Marion Experience. Our local Main Street office is your direct connection to the social and business hub of downtown Marion, and we are 100% funded by your donations! On behalf of Main Street Marion, we thank you for helping us make a positive difference in our community!

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