Downtown Gallery’s ‘Winter Exhibit’ opens Saturday

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On Saturday, the Downtown Gallery’s “Winter Exhibit” will kick off with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. On display through March 30, the exhibition will feature 58 images from Booth Photography Guild members and 45 pieces of art from Booth Artists’ Guild members.“The reason it’s called the ‘Winter Exhibit’ is it runs from January through March,” Downtown Gallery Associate Melissa Tanner said. “Then, it’s going to be the ‘Spring [Exhibit].’ We just rotate it every three months.“... It doesn’t necessarily mean all the artwork is going to be about winter subjects or scenes,” she said, adding the displayed work’s subject matter ranges from a horse to a scene in Italy.Located at 13 N. Wall St. in Cartersville, the Downtown Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.According to a news release from the Booth Western Art Museum, “The Downtown Gallery ... sells original art by regional artists as well as prints, posters, books, and sculpture by artists in the Booth Museum collection. Downtown Gallery is an effort by Booth Western Art Museum to help highlight the talents of local and regional artists and move Cartersville towards becoming a more art focused community. Regional artists wishing to show their art at the Downtown Gallery must be members of the Booth Artists’ Guild or Booth Photography Guild.”For more information about the Downtown Gallery and its exhibits, call 770-387-4330 or visit http://www.downtowngallery.org.