A few years ago, when we bought our current house (build in 1922) in Voorburg, The Netherlands, we reserved the ground floor (80m2 / 861ft2) as an office for both our companies, Designia and Janette van Tol. We envisioned having great meetings with clients here and hosting creative workshops, while serving great coffee and delicious sandwiches.
Messy storage room
But as the years went by, we realised we had been working at the offices of our clients mostly. So the space turned into an occasional art studio, messy storage room, second living room and party room. To name a few. Fun, but as the room takes up almost one third of our house, we had the idea to let the room generate some income.
Popup art gallery
A few weeks ago, while my art ambitions are evolving into something serious, we decided to make a major part of the room a (popup) art gallery. In the past, the ground floor has had similar destinations. The large shop window with stained glas still reminds of that past.
Work in Progress
So within a few days we pulled everything out of the front part of the room, hanged the artworks on the walls and a new gallery was born. Ok, point taken. It's not that simple. A lot of work still needs to be done. Selling the black couch for instance and putting info cards on the walls and changing the window signage. But I am happy with the result so far! What do you think?
Artist(s) wanted / seeking representation?
Want your artwork on our walls in Voorburg? Want to be part of our art promotions?
Send us an e-mail with a link to your online art portfolio and a short explanation why your art should be hanging here and we will get in touch as soon as possible!