Muskoka To-DAILY

Arts @ the Albion one-year-old and going strong

GRAVENHURST - Arts @ the Albion celebrated its first anniversary Saturday afternoon.

Artist Dale Durnan, left, Mayor Paisley Donaldson, and artists Penny Varney, Glenda Davies and Gina Denne cut the one-year cake.

Artist Dale Durnan, left, Mayor Paisley Donaldson, and artists Penny Varney, Glenda Davies and Gina Denne cut the one-year cake.

Following the cake-cutting at the Opera House to mark 80 years of summer theatre on the main street, the old hotel at the corner of Muskoka Road and Bay Street - which is about the same vintage as the Op (113 years old) is going through a conversion and renewal of its own, since Guy Gagnon bought it last year.

Gravenhurst artists immediately took over the old dining room and part of the kitchen as a galllery, and recently added the old front reception lounge on the front corner as a work room.

And while business was relatively quiet for a July 1 weekend, they say it’s been a good first year.

See three more photos below.

Linda and Rick Dalmazzi have a cup of lemonade from Gord Durnan, whose wife Dale is one of the artists in the Albion coop.

Linda and Rick Dalmazzi have a cup of lemonade from Gord Durnan, whose wife Dale is one of the artists in the Albion coop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Albion Hotel in its hey day around the early 1950s.

The Albion Hotel in its hey day around the early 1950s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The artists' workroom overlooks the main Uptown intersection in Gravenhurst.

The artists’ workroom overlooks the main Uptown intersection in Gravenhurst.

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