Publisher acquires Art Gallery of Viera
Jill Blue, owner of the Bluewater Creative Group which publishes the Viera Voice, Senior Life and the Boomer Guide, purchased the Art Gallery of Viera from artists Jeanette Drake and Helen Wheatley on April 12.
The Art Gallery of Viera has been closed since Dec. 31 after displaying and selling high-quality art for almost a decade.
The gallery had been located for the past seven years in The Avenue Viera, where it hosted the artwork of several well-known and award-winning local artists. Prior to that, it had a home in a shopping center near the intersection of Murrell Road and Viera Boulevard.
“I believe the Art Gallery of Viera belongs in Viera for art lovers to enjoy, Blue said. “My team will work hard to bring back and continue to support the emerging and established artists in the community in the new gallery.
The group currently is looking for a new location in Viera to reopen the business. It plans on bringing the community a beautiful gallery, art shows, classes, opening receptions and exhibitions.
The gallery will feature the annual Charlie Corbeil Youth Art Contest each April and other children’s art events.