Main Street seeks photos for Sidewalk Gallery


by Paula Lochridge, Main Street Gardnerville 

Main Street Gardnerville invites you to submit photos to be part of the next “Sidewalk Gallery” display featuring Valley Fall Colors.

For two weeks, we will be accepting photographs from any resident featuring fall colors from the area.

A small committee will choose 16 photos to put on display. Main Street Gardnerville is currently looking for sponsors to help fund the framing, enlarging and laminating needed for this project.

“We’re hoping to change the gallery about every six weeks,” said Stephanie Waggoner, who is chairing the Sidewalk Gallery program. “We want to start doing themes for the season, like fall colors, then Winter Wonderland next time around. Maybe Eagles and Ag, or photos preserved from the area’s history. There are a lot of directions we can go with it.”

This is a great opportunity for hobbyist, students, professionals and everyday smart phone users to capture the great “Valley Fall Colors” and have them on display for all to enjoy. Please come by and see the current gallery featuring photos by Douglas High School Students. To purchase prints from the artists, please contact Main Street Gardnerville.

Please submit all entries digitally via email to:

Deadline for submission: 12:00 p.m. October 18, 2013

Over the past two years, the “Sidewalk Gallery” has featured the great artwork of DHS Photography Students, members of the Carson Valley Art Association, and Main Street Volunteers. Each display has been mounted by volunteers on the boarded up windows of the old, vacant building at the corner of Eddy Street and Hwy 395 in Gardnerville.

“We’re looking for sponsors to help with frames, lamination and enlargements for the gallery,” Waggoner said “We have hopes to wrap the gallery all the way down Eddy Street too.”

Main Street Gardnerville is a community based self-help program with various members of the community volunteering to revitalize the downtown. Even though Main Street Gardnerville focuses strictly on the downtown district, the program benefits the entire community and surrounding areas. Follow Main Street Gardnerville on Facebook and Twitter for event and project updates.

Main Street Gardnerville is a non-profit corporation and an equal opportunity provider.

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