Art Business

Contemporary art gallery opens downtown

Staci and Bill McLauchlan recently opened District Arts Gallery, located on North Market Street in downtown Frederick. Staci and Bill McLauchlan opened District Arts Gallery on March 16 in downtown Frederick. They recently spoke with the News-Post to talk more about their gallery and how they got to where they are today. What made you want to open an art gallery downtown? Bill: For years we’ve been doing outside street festivals, like the Frederick Festival of the Arts. We were doing about 20 to 25 a year and did that for eight to 10 years. When it came time to quit doing that we decided that Frederick would be a great place to live. Staci: It got to the point where we were getting tired of doing the shows, they’re a lot of work. We were doing shows in Florida all winter and when we moved to Frederick we liked it so much we decided that we just wanted to stay put and decided that we wanted to start a gallery. Did you travel for shows? Staci: We did, but we’ve been in Frederick for three years. We used to live on a boat. We would basically spend the […]

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