Changes Ahead for IDW’s Comic Art Gallery
IDW’s San Diego Comic Art Gallery has been a showcase for the comic book and graphic arts since 2015, when the company moved its offices to Liberty Station. The gallery also features a retail space and as their website boasts, “actual working artists on the premises.”
However, with only two-years under its belt, sources tell us that the gallery will be soon be going through some changes. When reached for comment, PR manager Steven Scott has told The Beat that, “The gallery will still exist, but will be transitioning from having rotating exhibits to permanent art pieces hanging, and will no longer have a retail component to it.” He went further to say that these were the only major changes to the Comic Art Gallery, and that it will still be free and open to Liberty Station foot traffic.
Our sources have also said that the last day for the retail space and rotating gallery will be January 5th, 2018, which seems to coincide with the gallery’s current exhibit, 30 Days of Night, which IDW’s website says will end on January 6th, 2018. The exhibit has over 40 pieces of original art by Ben Templesmith. Currently, nothing else is listed on IDW’s event calendar, but it is known their last mixer of the year will be on December the 6th, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Though it is unfortunate that the gallery will no longer play host to new art exhibits, it will be interesting to see what permanent fixtures will be put in place for the public. If you’re in the San Diego area, please try to see the 30 Days of Night exhibit while you can and before the other changes are to go into effect.
Nicholas Eskey is an avid reader and writer. When not contributing to The Beat, he works on his personal projects, the latest being a fantasy novel called “My Personable Demon.” He lives in San Diego, California, and is frequently bossed around by his cat.