Worthington Galleries will become the newest tenant to call Gallatin’s historic downtown square home. The fine art gallery will more than triple in size when it relocates to the space formerly occupied by The Marketplace at Amberleaf at 112 Public Square in mid-July.
Worthington Galleries opened at 1181 Nashville Pike in Gallatin in July 2016 offering original art, pottery, antiques, furniture, historic documents, rare books, military artifacts and sports memorabilia. A second location opened in downtown Nashville’s historic Arcade in February.
“The downtown square has much to offer with it’s great dining, shopping and entertainment.” said Ashley Keever, owner of Worthington Galleries.
“The Amberleaf building is a perfect fit for Worthington because it’s already a well-established destination spot for original art, gifts and handcrafted items,” Keever said.
The new location increases Worthington’s gallery size from approximately 2,300 square feet to about 7,500. The expansion will make more room for Worthington’s 3,000-plus piece collection which spans several genres and includes important artifacts and works of art across all major movements. Keever has plans to eventually make space available for outside local vendors as well, she said.
“We’re going to have much more emphasis on local art, gifts and affordable, one-of-a-kind items.” Keever said.
With the expansion, the gallery will open a cafe, offer regular art classes, workshops and host special events, Keever said. The cafe will offer an assortment of sandwiches, wraps and pastries along with specialty coffee and teas. Craft beers and wines will also be served, Keever said.
Worthington Galleries will continue to offer custom framing and restoration services.
“This is an exciting time for us. This move will increase our visibility to the public but also allow us to expand our showroom and host regular exhibits.”
Worthington Galleries will announce a grand re-opening event for mid-July. Browse Worthington Galleries’ online store at www.worthingtongalleries.com