Saturday, July 5, 2008
A Warm Welcome
Napans and tourists alike have bestowed a wealth of compliments upon us since opening our doors yesterday. Our new neighbors are very pleased with the changes that we have made to both the interior and the exterior of the building and the tourists seem very pleased with our presence and the selection of art that we have on display. After an afternoon of wine tasting, the gallery provides a lovely place to unwind and refuel.
We have scheduled an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce for Thursday, July 17 at 5pm. We expect to have all of the detail work completed at that time. For now, we are opening one room at a time, which seems to be working very well for us as people are expressing a desire to return to see what has been added.
I was told that Craig T. Nelson was standing across from the gallery on Thursday, smoking a cigar. We were busy inside with last minute details and it's probably just as well that I did not run into him since I was sporting my newly stained tennis shoes and a variety of paint samples that somehow found their way off the brush and onto my clothes.