After years of planning and fundraising, the new Northwest Passage Gallery has stood ready to create a more vibrant community through access to the arts since its completion in March 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has kept the gallery doors closed, but that is about to change. The Northwest Passage Gallery will be one of the stops on the Earth Arts Spring Art Tour, being held May 7-9 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Following the tour, the gallery will be open each of the remaining weekends in May, Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hours for the rest of the summer will be announced soon.
The Northwest Passage Gallery is an expansion of the InaNewLight Gallery, an extension of Northwest Passage’s residential mental treatment programs for youth, that has served as a place for outreach and a place to showcase Northwest Passage residents’ inspiring artwork to the public since 2012. The expanded gallery, developed in partnership with the Burnett Area Arts Group (BAAG), features art in many different mediums and styles. Plan to visit the Northwest Passage Gallery for the Earth Arts Spring Art Tour and be inspired! Masking and social distancing will be strictly enforced.