|Belmont Gallery of Art | Belmont | 2007
Recognizing the need for a public visual arts venue in Belmont, the Belmont Cultural Council worked with the local community to establish the Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA) in the newly renovated Homer Municipal Building. The immensely successful inaugural exhibition, held in the summer of 2005, presented paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, textile art, and mixed media works by nearly sixty artists living and working in Belmont. Subsequent juried shows have brought a variety of regional professional arts media to this public space. A second exhibition featuring the work of Belmont artists, "ART 02478" ran from June to August 2007. In order to continue to be self-sustaining, at the end of its first year of operation, the BGA recognized the need for a strategic plan. The MCC supported this project through LCO grant funding and the Peer Advisor program. Overall, the Gallery built social capital by creating a space for civic engagement in Belmont.
Funded by the Belmont Cultural Council in 2007
Grant Recipient: Belmont Cultural Council, $275