Originally based on Historic Mitchell Street, Scout Gallery relocated to a space in the Hide House during the pandemic, where it has been an ardent supporter of area artists throughout its Bay View existence. There, Scout has brought attention to local art, sold local art, and connected local artists to the community in a variety of interesting ways. Now, they’re asking for a little financial boost in order to help them do what they do in a bigger and better way.
Scout is currently in the process of raising funds to help renovate its gallery (located on the first floor of 2625 S. Greeley St.). By improving its gallery space, Scout says they’ll have more room to sell and showcase work from local artists. Instead of asking for straight-up donations, the gallery is offering people the opportunity to purchase some art from a special collection that will help finance the renovation project.
Specifically, Scout is fundraising by selling a “Many Faces Collection,” which consists of pieces that were cut from a 65-foot-wide mural that co-owner/prolific Milwaukee artist Jeff Redmon created for the now-closed Stubby’s Gastrogrub & Beer Bar. These repurposed pieces range in price from $40 to $140 and can be purchased online or in person at one of Scout’s upcoming fundraising events.
Speaking of fundraising events, Creed’s Foggy Dew in St. Francis will be hosting a Scout Gallery Happy Hour Fundraiser on Thursday, April 13. The bar has promised to donate a portion of its sales between 4-7 p.m. that day to Scout Gallery. Whether you’re building up your personal collection or you’re supporting them by buying some drinks, you should help Scout Gallery because they do a lot of area artists and they’re great.