Exhibit B Opens New Show On 3rd Fridays
Who would think that Souderton borough, nestled into the Indian Valley region of Montgomery County, would be a thriving art scene? As it turns out, the arts are alive and well in Souderton. One reason Play It Out chose this area for our Escape Room is that we know our local community embraces creativity. From galleries, to theater, to interactive play, Souderton exudes art.
On Main Street, you’ll find several venues that showcase a variety of artistic mediums, including Exhibit B Gallery, Montgomery Theater, Art on the Hill, and Consign for Design. With the recent purchase of the Broad Street Theater, and the upcoming indoor market, there’s even more to come over the next year!
Exhibit B Gallery, owned by Harry and Heather Boardman, is located at 105 N. Main Street and opened in December of 2016. The Boardmans formerly showed their work out of their home just outside town. As they got busier, they realized that they needed a commercial space to truly realize their vision. They bought the old cigar factory on Main Street, converting the first floor into their gallery, and creating their home upstairs. The basement will soon be available for retail, studio, or office space. Both Boardmans now have ample studio space. Heather creates jewelry with her own beads that she makes using lampworking. Harry works in oil pastel, and both of them have pieces displayed for sale throughout the gallery.
This Friday, Exhibit B is opening Tranquil Visions, featuring Sandy Askey-Adams in her very first solo show. Visit the gallery to explore her nature-inspired soft pastels, and enjoy some light refreshments. Be sure to take a walk all around Main and Broad Streets to visit the many vendors and shops participating in 3rd Friday. There will be food, live entertainment, shopping, and family activities. Keep an eye on the 3rd Friday Facebook page for rain contingency plans!
Exhibit B opens a new show during Souderton’s 3rd Friday events each month. Featured artists are professionals from this general region. Artists who wish to show their work at Exhibit B should visit the Enter Shows link to see the criteria before setting up an appointment with Harry. While the monthly shows will feature one artist or a small group of artists, the gallery has work from up to 25 artists at any given time. Pieces are changed out quarterly, with an annual group show to highlight the year’s artists from November through January.
Exhibit B hopes to be an artistic destination in the region. While they have hosted a few classes and workshops, their future plans are to partner with more artists and instructors to grow the classroom program. They are committed to helping Downtown Souderton grow a reputation as a popular walkable center of commerce. Harry and Heather hope to see you around town soon!