Join us for an opening reception for our newest installation, rePORT, on Friday, May 11 at 6:00pm. The reception will take place on the 3rd floor of the Gaylord Building. All are welcome!
rePORT: Introducing the Artists of unLOCK
This exhibition brings together eleven visionary artists who will be reimagining Lockport’s heritage and entrepreneurial spirit in the upcoming summer art series, unLOCK: Merging Art & Industry in Downtown Lockport, IL. Showcasing the artists’ past work, rePORT offers insight into the eclectic practices and creative strategies that will be employed to create new installations for the Summer of 2018.
This Gaylord Building program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, will include a dynamic series of talks, performances, and workshops. rePORT introduce audiences to the artists who will reinterpret Lockport’s historic role in revolutionizing the Midwest’s economic development while inspiring visions for its unfolding future.
unLOCK is fully funded by an Our Town grant awarded to the Gaylord Building [National Trust for Historic Preservation] by the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the National Trust for Historic Preservation -
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. www.SavingPlaces.org
The Gaylord Building, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, played a vital role in the creation of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. A landmark since 1838, this handsome limestone warehouse originally stored canal construction materials and later housed a variety of commercial ventures. Today it is a national example of adaptive reuse, community engagement, and serves as a gateway to the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor.