The Gallery in Holden, Alberta could quite possibly be one of the best kept secrets in rural Alberta, but the members of it and its partner organization, the Studio 14 Art Association, have been working hard to change that.

The Gallery has held a few events over the past year of its official existence, including the holiday event held on December 15 which featured a performance of the string quartet by four of the Ratte family members who reside in the Irma area. Two violins, a viola and cello filled The Gallery air with holiday music as listeners enjoyed the amazing acoustics of the former Holden Lutheran church.

The Gallery features more than 27 artists’ work ranging from woodwork,
jewelry, knitting, paintings and other handmade items from throughout the
Highway 14 area and beyond.

Joy Zoopkow is the Vice President of The Gallery and said the mandate of
the volunteer-run organization it to try to preserve the building while promoting local art and handmade items adding “flavour” to the community.

The property The Gallery operates out of is owned by the Village of Holden
and The Gallery pays the utilities for the facility. The organization is working on obtaining disability access to the building as well as a number of repairs to the exterior of the building.

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