Meet 620 Art Gallery & Studio owner, Amie Gonser
For over 20 years, Amie Gonser has been dreaming of opening an art center for the local community, which allows people to experience art through a gallery and art classes – and she wasn’t going to let the ongoing situation stop her from fulfilling her vision.
In fact, starting a new business amidst COVID has provided her with the opportunity to prepare the 620 Art Gallery & Studio in the safest way possible. Amie’s space at 1205 Round Rock Ave has a large open gallery space in the front. The current exhibit hangs on each of the four walls of the gallery, allowing visitors to view art in a social-distanced and safe manner. Additionally, Amie has created protocols for her art classes to limit the spread of germs. Some of these safety measures include individual supplies for each student for the duration of camp, smaller class sizes, and more. You can see the full list of safety measures Amie has implemented on her website.
Amie is an art teacher at Deep Wood Elementary in Round Rock and has over twenty years of experience teaching art in many capacities including college art courses, workshops, camps, and both private and group lessons.
Not only does Amie live in the Deep Wood neighborhood, but she also has been teaching in RRISD for over a decade – making the new location of 620 Art Gallery & Studio truly a community art center.
620 Art Gallery & Studio provides a unique experience in the Round Rock Area – especially by mixing a gallery and an art studio.
Not only will there be new art exhibits featuring local artists regularly, but patrons will also be able to participate in a variety of studio classes and workshops. These professionally taught classes began last Saturday and include kid’s art camps, birthday parties, adult & teen classes, art & wine experiences, a variety of workshops, parent & child classes, and more.
Although Amie Gonser is a Louisiana Native and got her Master’s degree in fine arts from Florida State University, she’s been residing and teaching in Round Rock, Texas for over a decade and truly embodies this community’s spirit. Amie is also the founder of Plein Air Round Rock – a meetup group in which members get together once a month to paint the Texas landscape.
620 Art Gallery & Studio officially opened their doors on June 13, 2020. Darren Quick of Don Quick & Associates, Inc. brokered this deal.
Visit 620 Art Gallery & Studio – a Round Rock community art center.
Saturday: 9am-11:30am, 3pm-7pm
620 Art Gallery & Studio’s first art exhibit is called “Land/escapes” featuring 7 different artists from the Central Texas area. This exhibit focuses on paintings depicting a wide range of beautiful landscapes here in Texas. This exhibit is running from June 13 to July 31, 2020. 620 Art Gallery only displays art by local and regional artists. To be considered you can submit your art online during their “Calls for Art.”
Check out 620 Art Gallery’s first art exhibit – Land/escapes.
Opening Gallery Reception this Friday, June 26th, 6:30 – 8 PM. Click here for more information.
Read her Community Impact article here.
Learn more about Amie on her website.