The gallery will be CLOSED 9/25 - 9/27 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) for building maintenance. We will reopn on Thursday, 9/28. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the opening reception
of SOUTHERN GOTHIC (9/30, 6-8pm)!
The air is crisping up (or if you're in Florida, the oppressive heat is beginning to wane) and a calendar filled with festive parties and joyous gatherings are coming down the pike with a quickness! JTFA's Halloween Shop is open for business! Visit us in person or check out our online Halloween Shop to view a curated selection of spine tingling oddities and eccentric hostess gifts.
From a festive assortment of heirloom quality brass decor designed by Jessica Heimstra to the Dearly Departed garden collection - we have a little something for every witch on your list.
About The Hotchkiss Building
Since our building will be closed 9/25 - 9/27 for maintenance we thought this would be a fun opportunity to tell you about our place! The gallery is housed in the historic Hotchkiss Building - a two story Romanesque Revival style beauty constructed in 1887. The Hotchkiss is easily one of the most recognizable landmarks in Downtown Sanford.
For a moment in 2007 the building was home to Mr. Imagination who created a Memory Wall on the façade made of community sourced mementos. At the height of the pandemic in the fall of 2020 when doom and gloom was around every corner, the resident studio artists of Gallery on First created our Downtown's first mural with imagery inspired by The Beatles' Yellow Submarine movie. The mural is entitled Here Comes the Sun - a fitting dose of sunshine during a very dark time.
Besides the businesses the building houses, the Hotchkiss serves as a popular rendezvous spot, a place to remember the past and a local landmark.
SAVE THE DATE - Southern Gothic is Approaching...
Opening reception: Saturday 9/30 6-8pm
Show run: 9/30 - 10/28/2023
Join us for a group show with a wry lens focused on face jugs, folklore, haints, bottle trees, night creatures and other eccentricities found throughout the Deep South. Southern Gothic will showcase a wide array of topics and mediums with ten artists representing six states.
Butch Anthony, Carl Block, Josh Cote, Bethanne Hill, Alyne Harris, Wayne Hewell, Bailey Jack, Rick Kilby, Jon Napoles, & Mike Ousley with bottle trees by David Hammock