Earlier this year, we got the news that Lisa Sette Gallery would leave Scottsdale and relocate to a beautiful space in midtown Phoenix. This month, we will finally have the chance to take a look at the new digs, while enjoying the gallery's inaugural group exhibition "Hello Midtown!"
Following a lovely send-off exhibition with work by Carrie Marill, Sette began the moving process. The new gallery is located at 210 East Catalina Drive in an Al Beadle building adjacent to P.S. Studios, a graphic design firm owned by Sette's husband, Peter Shikany. The space features an expanded gallery, a full kitchen, additional storage and convenient parking.
"After 28 remarkable years in Scottsdale, we're moving to a location that reflects the important artistic, cultural and geographic growth of the city's urban core," Sette says in a press release. "Our new home will offer tremendous opportunities to introduce and engage new audiences to the original and intriguing forms of expression of the artists the gallery represents."
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"Hello Midtown!" is the space's first exhibition. It will include work from Damion Berger, Rachel Bess, Huang Binyan, Enrique Chagoya, Kim Cridler, Binh Danh, Claudio Dicochea, Angela Ellsworth, Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Joslin, Siri Devi Khandavilli, Mark Klett, Mayme Kratz, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore, Marie Navarre, Doug and Mike Starn, Anthony Velasquez, and Masao Yamamoto.
The exhibition reception, which marks the soft opening of Lisa Sette Gallery, will take place on Saturday, June 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. After the opening, the gallery will hold regular hours Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. A more formal grand opening is in the works for the fall.
Editor's note: This post has been modified from its original version.