WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Trumbull Art Gallery continues with renovations on its new location in Courthouse Square in Warren.
The new building is much larger, and will offer many new programs for guests and more stability for downtown.
158 and 162 North Park Avenue, are where you can now find the Trumbull Art Gallery.
For the last 10 years the gallery sat on the corner of East Market Street and Pine Avenue.
“This is a historic building, right in downtown Warren on the square, across from the courthouse,” said Pat Galgozy.
“We’re renovating the entire space, taking it back to the tin ceilings,” said Galgozy.
The new location is the former Richard’s Shoe Store.
The gallery now has close to 8000 square feet of space.
And they plan to put it to good use.
“We have another space here, a little media room where we can have performances. We can have music, art lectures, poetry,” said Galgozy.
“Then we have probably, at least, five or six other gallery spaces within this space here,” said Galgozy.
Galgozy believes the new Courthouse Square location is the perfect spot, and will attract customers from other businesses in the area.
She also wants to see more new businesses open.
“We’re all working on that,” said Galgozy.
Warren Councilman and owner of a comic book gaming store on Courthouse Square, Greg Bartholomew, has seen a few open in the past couple years.
“Seen a little bit of influx of smaller businesses. I’d like to see some larger type businesses open up. But it starts with a step, and hopefully we can take a couple more steps this year and next year,” said Greg Bartholomew.
But for now, the Trumbull Art Gallery will be the new business in the neighborhood.
“The subcontractors will start next week with the heating, plumbing, wiring — all of that.,” said Galgozy.
The executive director is hoping the new spot will be up and running by April.