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Destination Gallery to close at end of February

South Boston News
Inside downtown South Boston's Destination Gallery / February 09, 2016
Destination Gallery, located on lower Main Street in South Boston, will close at the end of February, associates of the Gallery announced this week.

"After four years of business, the responsibilities of managing the gallery are falling on the shoulders of just a few people and we need more committed volunteers. Effort has been made to recruit associates and volunteers, but for the most part, to no avail. In a very small market it is challenging to make the gallery self-supporting,” said Frances Harrell, one of its handful of supporters.

Destination Gallery is a 501-© 3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.

“We are dedicated to supporting the visual arts and during the past four years we have offered the work of 150 outstanding regional artists and fine craftsmen. We are proud to having offered our community the work from so many talented and innovative artists.

“The gallery associates appreciate our artists who have given us the privilege of representing their work. To our artists… wow… you never failed to impress us with your creative and innovative pieces,” said Harrell.

The gallery is also indebted to the dedicated volunteers who shared their time and talents as well as to all its valued customers, donors, the Pambids, Tamyra Vest and to all who have embraced the mission to support the arts.

Destination Gallery will be having a 20 percent sale of everything in the gallery from now until Feb. 29 and regular business hours will end on Feb. 29.

Artists may pick up their work from March 1-15.

The associates of the gallery said they have enjoyed the opportunity to forge great relationships with their artists and the art lovers in the region.

“Passages are bittersweet; however there is the joy of having offered the art of so many talented individuals and the knowledge that we gave it our very best. It is sad to see it come to an end,” said Harrell.

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