-- Espace33 Art Gallery prioritizes online purchasing during COVID-19
Espace33 Art Gallery owner Marc Sauvé says he has not experienced a drop in business during COVID-19, mostly thanks to a faithful clientele. Sauvé represents a number of professional artists both locally and nationally, and provides framing services at his location on Rue Principale. Sauvé says the gallery will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year.
Like all businesses, the gallery has had to adapt its practices to the new COVID-19 reality. But Sauvé did not have much difficulty with the changes. “Because I am a small business, I can easily manage the sanitary conditions,” he said. Sauvé says people are shopping locally and sees the development of local business on Rue Principal as encouraging.
The gallery hosted a vernissage for Montreal artist Lysa Jordan on October 18. Sauvé says Jordan was not present in person, but instead filmed a video of herself explaining the exhibit that played during the showing. The gallery will hold its next vernissage on November 15 to November 29, featuring local artist Marc Léger. It would be Léger’s first showing, according to Sauvé. All the art work is available on the gallery’s website, he added. “Customers can also choose to order by phone or can come in person,” he said.
The gallery offers a delivery service if clients do not wish to go to the store. Visit www.espace33.ca for a full viewing of available paintings.