The Attic Gallery celebrates 47 years in downtown Vicksburg
Published 6:27 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The Attic Gallery has been a mainstay on Washington Street for more than four decades, and on Friday a gathering will be held to celebrate its 47th anniversary.
Lesley Silver, who is the owner, credits the gallery’s longevity to the art pieces offered. In today’s culture, she said, many things can be ordered on line, but art falls into a unique category.
“The thing about art is the pieces are one of a kind, and you really need to see them, touch them, bond with them. It’s personal,” Silver said.
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During her years on Washington Street, Silver said, sometimes it seems incomprehensible to think she has been there for this long, but through the years it has been rewarding to continue offering unique art to all who come into the gallery.
“I am aware that those steps to the Attic Gallery have received a lot of wear and tear from people all over the world, and it makes me proud to be able to share our Southern talent with so many who connect with the art. Often when travelers find us on a trip they come back and plan their vacation so we are part of it. It’s gratifying,” she said.
The gathering, which will also serve, as an art show for featured artist will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 on the third floor of the Attic Gallery, 1101 Washington St.
The free event is open to the public and featured artist will be Rick Anderson; Lane Berg; Jean Blue; Tony Davenport; Lynthia Edwards; Paul Fayard; Elayne Goodman; Kennith Humphrey; Lucy Hunnicut; Ellen Langford; Patt Odom; Susie Ranager and Jamie Tate.
Many of the artists will be on hand at the show, Silver said.
For more information, call 601 638 9221 or visit facebook.com/theatticgalleryms.