Every year we take note of art venues that open and close. We also pay attention to venues that move or transform in one way or another. Below you’ll find a summary of the changes we noticed. If you know of other venues that have gone through some sort of change in 2020, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are absolutely certain this list is incomplete.
2020 was a year unlike no other. Many, if not most art venues are still on hiatus due to the pandemic. We tried to track more lasting changes (openings and closings, relocations and reorganizations) as they happened in 2020. Even now - some ten months into the pandemic - we still don't know the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on arts venues. Here is what we know so far about what happened in 2020:
540 West Main MOVED to 36 King Street in 2020
Artisans Annex NEW in 2020.
Artisans Annex was founded in 2020 by the staff of ReHouse Architectural Salvage. Prior to the opening of Artisans Annex, ReHouse had previously hosted several events meant to inspire and exhibit creativity, and wanted to expand these opportunities to local artists and makers.
King Street Collective NEW in 2020.
King Street Collective is a collective of artists and designers inspired by female leaders throughout history, and empowered to carry on their legacy of progressivism and innovation through creative expression.
Baobab Cultural Center CLOSED in 2020
The Black House NEW in 2020
The Black House's vision is to center Black American womxn and their history, art and contemporary culture.
Create Art For Good MOVED to The Piano Works Complex at 349 W Commercial St (Studio 2200) in East Rochester in 2020
Gallery284 NEW in 2020
Gallery284 is a pop-up art and event gallery that hosts temporary exhibits and events that run for a limited amount of time – days, weeks or months. Gallery284 provides artists and creative’s an ala carte approach to promoting their work in a premier, secure and desirable retail location.
The Gallery Lounge in Palmyra OPENED and then CLOSED in 2020
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