“It was really important for us to find a way to make the show happen,” said Lander Art Center (LAC) Executive Director Samantha Rastatter. Like most local businesses, the LAC had to close its doors last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic and seek creative solutions to keep programming during this time.
The Member’s Show has been an annual staple at LAC for over a decade and has seen a lot of growth in recent years, Samantha noted. “A lot of people look forward to it and it’s fun because of the variety of art from members.”
Samantha and the LAC Board decided to make this year’s show happen by going virtual. You can view over 100 pieces of art from approximately 40 local artists from the comfort of your home. This allows artists to still get their work out to the public and still allow items to be sold since a lot of artists are impacted by closures.
You can view the gallery with everything from pottery to garments on the Lander Art Center’s website by clicking here. If are interested in purchasing a piece you can either call the gallery at (307) 332-5772 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.