ROY G BIV Gallery Relocating to Franklinton
After nearly 30 years in the Short North, the ROY G BIV gallery has announced plans to relocate to Franklinton. Local developer CASTO has signed the local nonprofit arts organization as the first tenant inside its River & Rich project in the East Franklinton neighborhood.
“We understand the importance art plays in Franklinton and we’re committed to making sure we do our part in keeping the neighborhood creative, vibrant and diverse,” stated Brent Sobczak, President of CASTO Communities. “We believe ROY’s mission of supporting emerging artists through exhibition opportunities and education is aligned with our goals of bringing more art to the already bustling neighborhood.”
The new gallery will occupy 2,048 square feet at River & River, which is over twice the size of their Short North gallery space. The exterior of the building will also include public art murals showcasing the work of local artists.
Once completed this summer, River & Rich will add 230 apartment units, 25,000 square feet of retail space and and a two-story 292-space parking garage.
ROY G BIV joins multiple other art galleries, studios and institutions that already call the area home, including 400 West Rich, Ohio Art League, The Vanderelli Room, Chromedge Studios, Glass Axis and others.
“We are very excited to exhibit hundreds of emerging artists annually within our new gallery at River & Rich in Franklinton,” said J.D. Beiting, Board President of ROY G BIV.