Well Street Art Company gallery fosters artist community
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Well Street Art Company gallery fosters artist community

David Mollett examines a large scale painting in Well Street Art Company’s upcoming First Friday show. Mollett owns Well Street Art Co. and the artist featured this First Friday, Elizabeth Eero Irving, works out of studio space there. Kyrie Long/News-Miner The Fairbanks art scene has flowed into coffee shops and local breweries over recent years, but for nearly 20 years, Well Street Art Company has kept its central focus on operating as a commercial art gallery. Owner David Mollett said the business will work with a range or artists, from landscapes, to abstract or conceptual but he tends to stay away from reproduction art. “We only show what we call original art, which is something that’s hand made by the artist,” Mollett said, “not a photograph that’s been made into like a fancy poster.” This can include computer artwork and a variety of other media, so long as it’s original. He added that the gallery shows and sells art that is made as personal expression. Mollett bought the space, a building on Well Street just past the railroad tracks running parallel to Phillips Field Road, in the late 1990s. He previously owned another gallery from 1993-98. He said that, […]

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