Portland’s non-profit art collective, the Constellation Gallery at 511
Congress Street, is looking for a new home.
Portland City Councilor David Marshall is the gallery’s previous owner
and founder. Three years ago Marshall sold the gallery for $1 to the
nonprofit artists’ collective he helped form. The price of a membership in
the collective is $60 a year.
The building the gallery operates out of was recently sold and the new
owners have placed a sign in the gallery window offering the space for
lease. The collective has been able to work out of the space because of
an understanding the previous owner had with Marshall. The gallery paid
a percentage of sales to the landlord in exchange for occupying the
space. The collective will have thirty days to find a new location after a
new tenant is found.
“What ever happens, the collective will continue,” said Marshall.
The art collective can be contacted by calling Marshall directly at
207.409.6617 or Joseph Ruks at 207.228.5964. For more information
about the gallery and collective go to: www.constellationart.com.###