Pop-up Gallery and Artist & Creators Market

🎨✨ Explore the Magic of Art at the Astoria Pop-up Gallery and Artists & Creators Market! 🎨✨

 December 2nd – December 30th

Calling all artists and creators! This December, Astoria invites you to be part of a unique Pop-up Gallery and Artists & Creators Market, providing you with an exclusive platform to showcase and sell your masterpieces.

 Display or sell your incredible pieces throughout the entire month of December. No booth fees or display costs – Astoria believes in supporting artists!

🎨 How It Works: 🔹 Submit your pieces with the associated artist and piece information, along with a photo and description of yourself. 🔹 All items for sale must be self-priced, with the artist’s name on the sale tag. 🔹 Artists are responsible for adjusting pricing for the 20% commission. 🔹 Provide an inventory list with all items and prices. 🔹 Make an appointment to drop off your works of art at Astoria from November 25th to November 30th and sign your consignment agreement.

🕰️ Hours of Operation December 2nd – 30th: 🗓️ Thursday: 4 PM – 7 PM 🗓️ Friday: 4 PM – 7 PM 🗓️ Saturday: 3 PM – 6 PM 🗓️ Sunday: 11 AM – 2 PM

📍 Location: 🏛️ Astoria 📍 214 W Second St, Minneapolis, KS 67467

🎉 Highlights: ➡️ Table and hanging options available. ➡️ Astoria will handle advertising, reaching a broad audience. Artists will be paid when they pick up their items from January 1st to January 6th.

📢 Act Now! Secure your spot in this vibrant artistic showcase. Submit your pieces, read and sign the consignment contract, and let your creativity shine!

For more details or to get involved, contact Karen at AstoriaCreativeCommunity@gmail.com or Message on Facebook. We can’t wait to celebrate your talent at Astoria’s Pop-up Gallery and Artists & Creators Market! 🌈🖼️ #AstoriaArtMarket #SupportLocalArtists


This week wrapped up a pretty major project for us. We have finished repointing the bathroom wall. This room is a relatively small space, but holy cow, it was a job. I logically knew masonry would be hard work, but I didn’t anticipate how hard it would be. I’m so happy it’s done because now I can start on the next stage. Getting the bathroom installed! It is such a huge step in being able to open up to all the events that I want to have there. I keep envisioning the ideas, and they will soon be the reality. It was a good progress day, and I’m glad the weather was nice, and we could get it done. Extra time this week with the holiday weekend should help us get a good bit of work in. Until next week……

In the meantime, we are looking for artists who want to display/sell during the show. I am looking forward to seeing the walls displaying art. It goes back to that vision. Quite a few years ago, Justin and I were driving around the flint hills and ended up in Matfield Green. This was an old bank building that they turned into a small art gallery and welcome center. When we stopped in, it was incredible. I’ve wanted to share that experience with others closer to home. Giving artists space to share and giving others a way to see what is around them is a dream come true for me. If you would like to display your art shoot us an email and we can get you set up!

If you would like to learn more about The Bank visit their site here https://matfieldgreen.org/thebank/

Art and Music

The busy holiday season is starting, and we are swept up along with it. This month will herald in finishing the back addition to the building and, with it, the essential feature of a bathroom.  Our lovely work in progress. We were able to hold our first meeting there this week. It was a good feeling to bring the Ottawa County Arts Council over. We are pairing with them as often as possible to help our organizations thrive in this community. Part of that meeting was discussing their plans for the future and ways to use the space. I can’t wait to see what this partnership brings!

Our next event is the 80’s/90’s Rock Night. A part of that is opening up the walls for Artists to start displaying their works. I can’t really express how much that part of an event means to me. It’s like watching this thing I’ve dreamt about slowly turning from a vision and a dream into an incredibly wonderful reality!