The Woodstock Art Gallery will be able to expand to the fourth floor thanks to a more than $940,000 grant from the federal government.
WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Art Gallery is about to expand to the fourth floor.
This is all thanks to a more than $940,000 grant from the federal government. Director/Curator Mary Reid says this started back in 2019.
"I submitted the first grant, which was unsuccessful. And then I submitted again in September 2021, and here we are a little over two years later, the Federal Government is contributing close to a million dollars to the renovation of the 4th floor of the Art Gallery."
Reid says as it sits right now, the 4th floor is unused warehouse space, which bleeds hot and cold air. She adds what the vision is for the project.
"The initial thing will be to put in proper insulation, and to finish it off with drywall and make it into a proper usable space."
Reid says it would be a multi-purpose flex programming area, adding we could see the comeback of the See You At the Movies program in the future.
The process is just beginning with the funding and Reid says actual construction would not happen until the late summer or fall of next year.
We have big news! Thanks to an investment of more than $940,000 from the Government of Canada, the Gallery will be expanding to the 4th floor of the historic John White Building. Stay tuned for more news and developments and we begin building for the future! https://t.co/tuZPWbyKOV— Woodstock Art Gallery (@WAGwoodstock) November 17, 2023