Community Invited to Opening Reception Tuesday, November 1st at 5:30 p.m.
Shoppers in Downtown Winter Haven will have a new destination this fall. The Tree Swallow Gallery, a pop-up retail location, will exclusively feature fine art by local artists. The gallery will make its debut with an opening reception Tuesday, November 1st from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery’s location at 347 West Central Avenue (across from Arabellas Ristorante).
The gallery’s content will be curated by local artists. Its “pop-up” nature will also mean unusual hours, in that it will usually be open only during the lunch and evening hours (and by appointment). Featured artwork includes sculptures by Trent Manning, David Figueroa and Marilyn Rackleman; paintings by Tony Savoie; photography by Calder Wilson and Scott Whitley; ceramics by Tim and Erika Peters; jewelry by Buffy Wilson, as well as additional items.
The Tree Swallow Gallery is sponsored by Six/Ten, LLC, in connection with its continuing goal of establishing Downtown Winter Haven’s retail presence through the power of art and creative expression. Other Downtown galleries include Outer Space at 230 Avenue C, SW, an arts incubator joint venture between the Arts Ensemble Education Foundation, Polk Museum of Art, Polk State College and Six/Ten, and Tinia Clark’s Sidestreet Studio at 110 Third Street, SW.
“We continue to enhance our live, work, learn and play vision for the area by supporting new businesses and giving residents new reasons to come Downtown,” said Bud Strang, the CEO of Six/Ten, LLC. “Many of the Tree Swallow artists are extremely popular, although their work is seldom for sale locally. I think people will be amazed by the quality of the work that will be displayed.”
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About Six/Ten LLC: Six/Ten, LLC is a Winter Haven, Florida-based private investment company. Its primary holdings consist of Florida commercial real estate properties and private equity positions in Florida-based operating companies. The Six/Ten, LLC commercial real estate portfolio includes office, medical, data center, industrial, specialty retail and undeveloped land. Operating companies included in the Six/Ten, LLC private equity portfolio include software and hosted software services, agricultural production, data center and IT infrastructure services, manufacturing and communications. Formed in 1985, Six/Ten has significant experience in the acquisition, development, ownership and management of a broad range of investments. For more information, please visit www.sixtenllc.com or call (863) 299-1195.