(Work by Berel Lutsky)
Gallery 224 has a 10-year history in the Port Washington community and has hosted 50 some art exhibitions featuring the work of over 600 artists. We have recently moved from the marina location to the heart of downtown Port Washington. Partnerships have always been an important part of gallery 224. We are currently promoting ARTservancy, a year-long partnership with the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, the River Revitalization Foundation, and the Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy. Since this past September, 12 selected artists have been exploring and developing an intimate relationship with a land trust preserve. The art they create as a result of this experience will be featured throughout the coming year at Gallery 224. In addition, we will be featuring the work of current and previous artists-in-residence at Studio 224.
Studio 224 is a collaborative studio space and home to a project-based artist-in-residence program. The studio includes a dark room, a monotype press, and an etching press, as well as individual and common workspaces. The studio also includes a small gallery. Studio 224 is committed to preserving, teaching, and providing the space to engage in alternative photographic processes, printmaking, and the rich conversation between these processes. Programming includes workshops and informal sharing and learning opportunities for artists. The studio has supported over 40 artists residencies to date.
The Arts Council is the administrative part of our organization. We support artists' residencies and exhibitions while providing public exposure for artists and the opportunity to sell their work. We believe the presence of art strengthens and enhances the community both culturally and economically.