WENATCHEE -Downtown Wenatchee could see a new addition to its art scene in the coming months as East Wenatchee’s RadarStation Gallery preps for a move to a new location on Wenatchee Avenue for a pop-surrealism gallery, cocktail bar and music venue.
Owner Ron Evans along with business partner Rhia Foster are working to raise funds for the new space, as they hope to build a unique gallery for artists in the Valley.
Evans opened RadarStation Galley two years ago after renovating his house to host the space, and he says it is time for a move.
“The community response has been completely overwhelming,” Evans said. “The interest and attendance level have far exceeded my expectations and even further exceeded the tiny space we’re working with.”
The gallery includes “The World Famous RayGun Stage” for live music performances, film screenings and poetry readings, with hopes of expanding the stage and starting The Telephone Co. craft cocktail bar at the new location.
The unique pop-surrealism art and vintage-style themes fills a void in Wenatchee’s art scene Foster said, adding that RadarStation Gallery “gives artists and musicians a place to be.”
The pair set a goal of $15,000 in an Indiegogo.com campaign to help secure the space, with almost $2,000 raised after the first 48 hours.
“We’re kind of rolling down hill at this point,” Evans said. “It’s a monster and she can’t be stopped, it will happen.”
To learn more about the RadarStation Gallery and its fundraising campaign, visit RadarStationArt.com.