Six artists — including Jeanne Schapp of Woodside — who rent studios at the Redwood City Art Center at 2625 Broadway have turned a large space into a gallery that is open to the public.
The first scheduled group art show features their work plus that of six guest artists, including Woodside photographer Jim Milton.
The grand opening artists' reception will be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The initial exhibit will cover a range of media from oils and pastels to jewelry and sculpture, and can be seen Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays by appointment.
Ms. Schapp is one of the founding gallery partners. She has rented a studio at the Redwood City Art Center for three years, and says she likes being able to work alongside other artists, yet focus on her own oils, mixed media and collages.
The gallery idea grew out of the need to keep the nonprofit art center, established in 1993, up and running, she says. The center offers classes and workshops for children and adults on such topics as Chinese brush painting and beginning art techniques.
From July through October of this year, Redwood City sponsored Art Walk on Friday nights, and the art center stayed open for those events. Ms. Schapp says she hopes Art on Broadway will attract the same kind of foot traffic that event did, and continue to give different artists a chance to display their work.
For more information, go to www.redwoodcityartcenter.org.