Toledo’s Main Street Phantom Galleries are a unique ART Toledo project. Small, temporary art galleries are created in vacant storefronts, exhibiting local artwork. Phantom art galleries beautify neglected downtown areas, bring additional revenue to neighboring businesses, increase real estate values and support local artists.
CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBIT:
355 N Main Street, Toledo, Oregon
Through June 23, 2023
Photographers Taylor Bennet
and Tayla Stevenson
Each gallery has information about the artist, their displayed work, and how it can be purchased as well as the commercial space and its amenities. QR codes allow visitors to scan and visit the artist’s page on ARTToledo.com or learn more about the potential of the commercial spaces.
“The Phantom Galleries have truly transformed a number of vacant buildings on Main Street,” said Paul Schuytema, Executive Director of the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County. “Now comes the fun part of celebrating this wonderful downtown and these great artists – and also inspiring new businesses to join the Toledo business community. Come check it out and make an afternoon of it!”
Phantom Galleries are a part of the City’s new Art Revitalization of Toledo initiative (ART) which includes the summer Arts, Oysters and Brews event series, the community mural program, as well as grants for downtown beautification and outdoor dining.
The Phantom Galleries are now on its sixth round of artists displaying their work in empty storefronts on Main Street. Come down and have a look! The galleries are located at 355 N. Main Street and 181 S. Main Street.
Learn more at www.arttoledo.com