The Inn at Defiance opens a Fine Art Gallery in Lower LevelWe've always loved art. Our children were taught to appreciate art when they were young. When Chris was a Cub Scout Den Leader, she had all of her scouts earn their Art badge. Both of our sons were student aides for their high school art teacher. Our oldest son had an art gallery in Kansas City. So, it just made sense that we would open an art gallery in the lower level of the Inn.
The Gallery at Defiance will have its grand opening on Saturday, December 6th in conjunction with the Defiance Holiday Festival and parade. The Gallery will be open from noon to 4:00 p.m. during the grand opening, featuring fine art paintings from three artists on consignment.
Tammie Dickerson, who lives in western Missouri, is an award-winning artist from the Augusta Plein Air Arts Festival. Five of Tammie's pieces are display, all featuring local settings.
Spencer Meagher, an artist from southern Illinois, is also an award-winning artist from the Augusta Plein Air Arts Festival. Four of Spencer's art works are on display, featuring local settings.
Mike Phelps, a local artist from O'Fallon, Missouri, is the third award-winning artist from the Augusta Plein Air Arts Festival. Mike has five pieces on display that highlight local settings.
The Gallery at Defiance will be open on select weekends and by appointment. The Gallery space is also available for rent for small gatherings and meetings. The space seats a maximum of 30. We have hosted two meetings and two dinners in the space. Information regarding renting the space for private events or to make an appointment to visit the gallery can be through calling the main Inn number: 636-987-2002.
We think this will be a great addition to the community of Defiance and we look forward to showcasing other artists with exhibitions through the year.