HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY
TAG/The Artists Gallery!
We are celebrating our 30th anniversary as the longest running co-operative gallery in Frederick, MD. Looking back, in the fall of 1990 a group of twelve artists started showing their work at Mahogany Craft, a furniture store on Patrick Street. It turned out to be a mutually agreeable relationship. Here they hung their work, launched 3rd Thursday Gallery Walks and held receptions.
After a year, the group was excited to find their own space and moved to Kemp Hall, owned by The United Church of Christ on Church Street.
In the spring of 2014 TAG/The Artists Gallery moved to a larger space on N Market Street. The opening reception premiered with "The Box Show." This was one of several popular shows, including the "Salon Show" and the "Small Works Show."
As the saying goes, “The only thing that stays the same is change,” and change came to TAG/The Artists Gallery as it did to all of America in 2020. The tight band of artists lost their lease and a pandemic came roaring like a freight train into everyone’s life.
TAG/The Artists Gallery is now transitioning into a temporary, pop-up space at Bravura, 428 N Market Street. This is an opportunity to participate in a brick and mortar space in the dynamic N Market arts community while we stay safe and make a decision about our next move to a “forever home.”
During this time we have been maintaining a strong online presence sharing members' new work each month on our website, Facebook/The Artists’ Gallery, Instagram/tagfrederick, and new member events in our monthly newsletter.
Stay tuned. We are a group of committed, talented artists that work together, show together, and play together. Monthly meetings, opening receptions, Christmas parties, summer picnics and regular dining out following member meetings make this cooperative gallery a family.
Happy Birthday TAG!!