The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery Board is pleased to announce that The Kelly has a new home at 110 E. Bridge St. in historic downtown Wetumpka. This is in the old bank building portion of the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Kelly will once again be conducting business as usual after the move-in is complete – tentatively by the end of February.
Tuesday's With Kelly and The Kelly Exhibits will be held at the new location, as well as receptions for each exhibit. New curator Carol Hickman is anxious to get to work on the new gallery space.
“It’s bigger than it looks because it has such high ceilings. There is more space in the corridor area and even upstairs,” said Hickman.
While main exhibits will remain on the first floor, the empty rooms upstairs could be utilized for office, storage and workshop space.
The beautiful historic building will provide a lovely new home for The Kelly, and it will be great to be in the downtown historic district once again, said The Kelly president Belyn Richardson.
“While it’s not as big as we’d like, it is a beautiful space,” she added. “We’ll be there for a year while we continue to search for a permanent building of our own.”
This year’s new vice president is Linda Lewis, who has worked with a committee to review core documents and will continue to help in obtaining grants.
Libby Christensen is the new secretary, and Barbara Bennett has agreed to stay on as treasurer for another year. Ed Montoya and Justin Edwards have joined as new board members.
There is plenty to look forward to in 2020 for The Kelly and its new location, so stay tuned and visit thekelley.org for updates.