RE: Opening. To answer the burning question, YES we’re open- we are here (the lights are on and we’ve been working hard!). We’ve made the decision to continue operating BY APPOINTMENT ONLY until threat to health becomes less of a concern. What does that mean? We ask that you call or email ahead (24 hours preferably, but will accommodate “hey, can I bring something in for framing in an hour?”). We also have a form on our website that you can use to book, if you’re feeling bashful. We don’t bite! (we can’t-we're masked!). If you are new to visiting the gallery, you don’t have to intend to purchase something to make an appointment. Feel free to contact us to see the current exhibit- the shows will go on! We cherish our clients, patrons and partners. All we really want is for everyone to be safe and healthy, so we ask that you arrive to your appointment masked. There are lengthy details on our homepage, contact page, and provided below in "read more"- about what we are doing to keep our space safe for your visit, this update is long enough, and we know you all are reading so many of these! Visit the rest of the website for your art-related needs/desires.
We’re operating with as much deftness in accommodating change and adjusting for the new landscape ahead. We all need respite right now. May art intrigue the mind and provide comfort in this challenging time. We miss you.
The Med Q celebrated the completion of the pocket park, "MedQ Park on 3rd" (the park next to the gallery) and the MedQ Mile walking route.
Cedar Rapids Mayor Hart, members of the Cedar Rapids Medical Self Supported Municipal Improvement District Commission, and other local officials were in attendance to speak about the park and future plans for the district.
The MedQ Park on 3rd opened a new green space in the District. The park will provide a pedestrian and bike-friendly green space well-suited for yoga classes, musical events, food trucks, and additional programming.
The MedQ Mile is a one-mile loop in the District well suited for pedestrians and people in wheelchairs. It promotes healthy activities for employees and visitors in the District. For more information on the MedQuarter or strategic initiatives throughout the District, visit www.themedq.com.
Coming soon? We apologize for any inconvenience construction is causing. The road isn't completely blocked off, and there is usually enough space around the cones to get into the parking lot. Thank you for your patronage and your understanding!
Most recently, we sat down with Dennis Green from KCCK for an artist interview with Mary Zeran to give a preview to listeners about her upcoming Artist Talk: January 11th, 5:30-7pm. Her solo show A Rainbow Colored Dream! is currently on view and will be up until January 19th.
To watch the recorded session of 'Really Flat Sculptures', CLICK HERE.
Back in late October, we were surprised to find a news crew outside the gallery one busy Monday. Suzy had previously been approached to approximate a value of some artwork by a French artist from the late 18th Century, found at a thrift store. Turns out, they had some value- who new(s)!