A Little About Gallery Row.
A group of ad hoc volunteers established a display of donated art works on the exterior of the derelict buildings at the corner of Fitzwilliam and Wallace Streets on the border between Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter and its City Centre. Approximately five years ago, the properties were purchased and improvements undertaken by George and Laura Ewing. The Ewing's have decided to update and upgrade the Outdoor Gallery and invited a selection of community arts supporters to oversee the acquisition and exhibition of art. The culmination of this committee’s work coincided with the City of Nanaimo’s Public Art Week May 6th – 13th, 2012.
The second annual Gallery Row Art Festival and unveiling of the newly acquired art took place in the Gallery on May 11th, from 4pm-7:30 pm.
A Little About the Shoppes at Gallery Row.
Located in Nanaimo's Old City Quarter, on the North West corner where Fitzwilliam St meets Wallace St, are a group of early 1900's buildings,
which have been adorned with ironwork collected and crafted by G.E.M Fabrications Ltd. of Nanaimo.
Between the "Willard Station Building est 1904" and the "Ranger Shoes Building est 1918", and along the alley is a very unique art gallery.
A collection of works mounted on wrought iron frames by local artists. A tradition since the year 2000.
Nestled within is a collection of shops all unique in character and style.
Come and visit the exciting