We've had some time over that past months to dust off the archives at the West End Gallery. One article stands out for us, after recently celebrating our 45th anniversary in business this past May.
In 1975, a small gallery opened in the west end of Edmonton on 95 Avenue and 156 Street. This article, showing its age by stating:
"The new West End Gallery is conveniently located on the northeast corner of 95th Ave and 156 St. It has been located to fulfill the needs and desires of residents of the rapidly expanding southwest and western part of the city now so easily accessible by the Whitemud freeway"
Below is the full article as well as a close up that maybe a bit more readable. We hope you enjoy going down memory lane as much as we did!
Close up of the article below
photo credit: Edmonton Journal 1975
Alain Bédard Aleksandra Savina Allen Sapp Andrew Mirth Annabelle Marquis Ariane Dubois Blu Smith Blythe Scott Bob Leatherbarrow Brent Laycock RCA Cameron Bird Cathryn Jenkins Claude A Simard Claudette Castonguay Dana Irving Darren Petersen David Blackwood David Thai Dulce Alba Lindeza Elaine Brewer-White Elena Henderson Élène Gamache Elka Nowicka France Grice Fraser Brinsmead Gabor L. Nagy Gabryel Harrison Gerda Marschall Glen Semple Glenn Payan Grant Leier Greta Guzek Guy Roy Irene Gendelman Irene Klar Jean-Gabriel Lambert Jeannette Perreault Jeannette Sirois Joanne Gauthier Joel Mara Josée Lord Kathleen Black Ken Faulks Ken Kirkby Lois Scott Lucie Marlo Maria Medina Mary Ann Laing Maryann Hendriks Maryse Chartrand Naomi Cairns Nicola Mainville Nixie Barton Patricia Johnston Paul Jorgensen Paul Paquette Paul Reimer Paull Rodrigue Peter Shostak Peter Wyse Pierre Giroux Raynald Leclerc Richard Cole Robert Genn Robert Held Robert Savignac Rod Charlesworth Ron Parker Sabina Sacha Barrette Shi Le Shinah Lee Steve R. Coffey Steven Armstrong Tammy Hudgeon Vé Boisvert W. H. Webb