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Michael, Phyllis and I wanted to
share this news about the studio/gallery:

We’ve had a long run, and have had so much joy over
20+ years as cultural pioneers on Salt Lake City’s 800 South.
Its been a pleasure to meet each one of you art-lovers –
many who have become friends!
It has also been a privilege to
work with artist colleagues, and to
exhibit and place their paintings.

We have a lot to be grateful for and, dare we say,
to be proud of. In 2002 we arrived in the space at a time when
many storefronts were about to empty, and we persisted!
We were able to attract other visual businesses to
our street long before the rise of the
now burgeoning Maven District.
We’ve hosted and welcomed the public to
over 200 free Gallery Stroll receptions.
Karen Horne has been delighted to share her
Salt Lake City series and to
collaborate with local performing arts companies.
Phyllis Horne has loved seeing her fabulous garden and
landscape paintings placed in
homes and businesses.

We’ve been fortunate for many years, but real estate market forces in SLC and the
immediate neighorhood now make it unsustainable for us to remain. With IHC Hospital
to be constructed on the former Sears block (1/2 a block away), and adjoining blocks parked for related development,
our lease rate has gone way up with more increases coming. And the building is for sale,
so its difficult for us to anticipate what a potential new owner’s plan for the site would be. At this point in our lives,
we are wishing to simplify and to have less stress, uncertainty and overhead.

Over the next couple of months
we hope you’ll come help us
reminisce, celebrate, and
streamline our move.
Karen will be transitioning to a
lovely new home studio,
and online and other exhibition venues.
Phyllis’ work will be available
only until the gallery closes.

Come check out again what 15 Bytes calls a
“Great space to experience art” —
Say hello and even
add a piece of local art to your collection.
You can save on many works!

Join us as we kickoff our
Moving Sale with a gallery reception this
Friday, July 21st, 5-9 p.m.

Our gallery is air-conditioned and we have
cooling works on display

Stay tuned for updates as we
progress with the sale and our transition!

Check out some of the events, exhibitions and press coverage we’ve enjoyed over our 20 years!