The Upfront Gallery - Debbie Raia
The Upfront Gallery has provided a home for artist, art enthusiast and all-around misfits for the past 10 years. Prior to opening the doors, Debbie Raia had a luminous vision that would turn a dillapidated building into the vibrant gathering place that it is today.
The Upfront Gallery showcases a wide range of artwork that ranges in size, price and medium. Debbie tries to give preference to local artist, but has featured artwork from as far Mexico, New Zealand and Bangladesh. The Upfront Gallery recently expanded to include a Salvage section that sells antique building materials salvaged from local buildings and houses such as windows, doors, lighting, and hardware as well as salvages (or saved) furniture hardware, hinges and chandelier crystals. Aside from art, the space is also used for events such as Ladies Night Out, Political functions, various clubs as well as weddings, showers etc. The Opening Nights at the gallery are an absolute blast and a schedule of events can be found on the Upfront Gallery Facebook page.