The latest news from downtown Saginaw’s Eastside Entertainment District is the slated opening of The Gallery, Art for Saginaw, which is set to soon open its doors at 104 E. Genesee Street on the corner of Washington & Genesee in the historic Bancroft Building.
According to director Lisa Comer, the mission of this new entity is to serve the community of Saginaw by providing a spacious downtown location in the historic Bancroft Building for talented Michigan artists to display and sell their art.
Proceeds from the sale of art at The Gallery will go to the Saginaw Art Museum to benefit the youth of Saginaw through education initiatives, awareness, appreciation, and other programs developed by the museum.
“By promoting a love and knowledge of art for today’s youth, we believe this generation and future generations will appreciate the importance of art in society and preserve art for future generations,” states Comer.
Set to open in October, The Gallery will be open Tuesday – Saturday from Noon – 6 PM. Set up as a non-profit entity, artists displayed in the gallery will receive compensation with proceeds going to The Saginaw Art Museum. All variety of art will be considered for display, with an emphasis on modern contemporary art. Talented artists that were either born in Michigan, lived in Michigan in the past, or currently reside in the state are eligible for consideration. Submissions will also be considered for artists that attended college in Michigan, even if they currently reside in a different state.