• Gallery One's Space Provides the Perfect Frame for a Memorable Occasion

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Gallery One's Space Provides the Perfect Frame for a Memorable Occasion

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Gallery One's Space Provides the Perfect Frame for a Memorable Occasion

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

Gallery One Visual Art Center opened in Ellensburg, Washington, on Aug. 29, 1968, as the Ellensburg Community Art Gallery. For the next 30 years, Eveleth Green served as the gallery director, and in 1994 the name was changed to Gallery One Visual Art Center. In April 1972, the gallery relocated to the second floor of the Stewart Building.

Following a renovation of the Stewart Building in the early 2000s, Gallery One expanded its space from the second floor to the entire building. The 5,000-square-foot space now includes a full kitchen, gift shop, exhibition galleries on the main floor and a courtyard. There is also an Eveleth Green Gallery on the top floor, as well as classrooms and artist studios.

“In addition to being partners for local events such as Art Walk, Buskers in the Burg, BrewFest and Jazz in the Valley, we produce four major events a year: our annual members’ party in February; a Soup Line Benefit in April; Central WA Arts Confab, a two-day professional-development weekend for artists, in June; and Paint Ellensburg, our major fundraiser,” says Sarah Haven, the venue’s retail manager and rentals contact.

Gallery One hosts numerous other events, including a workshop for adults with disabilities, open studios, a glass workshop, a date night and an event on the first Friday of every month. In addition, the center is available for private rentals for weddings and corporate events for up to 180 guests. It can also host group art parties.

Houston’s new attraction, Seismique, is a feast for the senses. The 40,000-square-foot art-fueled experiential museum on Houston’s west side is built to capture the imagination of audiences with more than 40 unique exhibits showcasing dazzling displays of light (generated by 9 million LEDs), color, sound and natural elements.

 

Michigan is home to nearly 150 wineries, many with private events spaces set against backdrops of picturesque vineyards and wide-open rural countryside scenes. While weddings are among the primary celebrations hosted, many also offer venues ideal for business and corporate receptions or events.

 

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.