Doors Open Friday April 29th at 10am

Margaret Lockwood Gallery To Open Friday, April 29th

The much anticipated new gallery opening in downtown Sturgeon Bay will soon be here. Margaret Lockwood plans to open the doors to her new gallery on Friday, April 29th at 10:00am. The official gallery hours will be Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm, Thu: 10:00am to 7:00pm, closed Sundays. Located at 7 South 2nd Ave (at Michigan St) Sturgeon Bay.

Margaret and Allin renovated one of Sturgeon Bay’s oldest buildings at a beautiful location on the corner of 2nd and Michigan, overlooking the Steel Bridge and the bay. Built in the late 1870s, before the renovation, the building contained a vault because there was no bank in Sturgeon Bay and a large cistern in the attic because there was no central water supply system. It has been home to a warehouse, a printer, a cleaner and a tech center before it sat empty for about a dozen years. They worked with architect Virge Temme and and Ahnapee Construction to create a timeless design incorporating contemporary materials, a unifying grid system and the building’s original, many double-arched, towering windows.

In addition to the gallery, the building houses Margaret’s studio, a lower level performance center and Allin and Margaret’s two bedroom apartment on the upper level. There is also a lovely outdoor space which they plan to take advantage of in the coming warmer months. Ideas include a walk-in “drive-in” theater for storytelling or puppets or independent movies. As Margaret describes, “We transitioned from our country setting to an in-town life with less maintenance and more opportunity to enjoy just being in Door County.  Already with others we are dreaming a whole new set of dreams. One of which includes an idea of a Steel Bridge Creative District.”

Previously, Margaret and Allin owned Woodwalk Gallery (founded in 1994) in Egg Harbor which they sold last May to Andrew Seefeldt and Jillaine Burton. Thus they began their search for a new place. The search didn’t last long, the building on 2nd and Michigan was the first and only one they considered for the new gallery.  Margaret says “It was a perfect fit for where we wanted to be and what we imagined doing. The high ceilings and multiple spaces are a great setting for my large scale paintings.  Then we added Dan Bresnahan’s gorgeous outdoor sculptures, Angels Lensch’s woven metal jewelry and Renee’ Swaller’s whimsical ceramics and Margaret Lockwood Gallery came to life.”

Margaret and Allin are excited to welcome guests and friends both old and new to the gallery. Doors open Friday, April 29th at 10:00am. With the Grand Opening Reception on Sunday, May 29th, 3:00 – 5:00pm.