Builder Jack Champion (foreground) and architect Marisha Farnsworth (right) in what will soon be Magnolia's new gallery space.
Magnolia will be open to the public from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th, 2013, the second weekend of the annual Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios event.
This will be a very special Open Studios for us: as you read this, the front portion of our warehouse location in Oakland is being completely torn out and renovated. Visitors to Magnolia will soon enter through a brand new gallery space, with walls tall enough to accomodate even the largest tapestry editions.
The upcoming Open Studios will be an unofficial grand re-opening of sorts; please come celebrate with us beneath the high ceilings and abundant natural light of our handsome new gallery!
Builders Gary Johnson and Jack Champion (foreman for the 2012 temple
by David Best at Burning Man)
For the Open Studios weekend only, Magnolia will also hold one of its very infrequent framed art sales, in which decades worth of framed prints by some of the most well-known artists from the Bay Area and beyond are offered at greatly reduced prices. (Please note: discount and artist information will NOT be available in advance or by phone/email during the event, and discounts will be offered only to those attending in person.)
Due to the recent construction, we have unearthed a treasure trove of empty frames which will also be available for sale at bargain prices during Open Studios.
These sale events at Magnolia only happen two or three times a decade, so please mark your calendars, arrive early, and be sure to bring your fellow art lovers! We look forward to seeing you here.
A new floor!