Visual Arts

Buying art in a gallery? Artist and curator Eric Matelski wants you to think again.

You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town.

"The gallery business can be extremely difficult," says Eric Matelski, a Denver-based artist and art curator who doesn't believe that art should be relegated solely to galleries and museums. While Matelski says he strongly supports galleries, he's come to realize just how hard it is to keep a gallery running. "Existing businesses that want to support art and are passionate about it but don't have to worry about artwork keeping their lights on are a great avenue for artists," Matelski says. That's why he's dedicated the past decade to helping fellow artists hang their work in non-gallery settings.

See also: Emily Przekwas's Western Civilization photo exhibit at Corporate Deli

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Jamie Siebrase is a Denver-based freelance writer, and author of the forthcoming Falcon Guide Hiking Wth Kids, Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families.
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