Artists for Art Gallery has left its longtime home on Scranton’s Lackawanna Avenue to a new space a few blocks away.

The gallery recently began occupying a newly renovated space in the former Samter’s Building at 101 Penn Ave. A request for comment from the gallery was not immediately returned.

“The move has been planned for quite some time, although the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis did cause several delays,” AFA shared on its Facebook page. “The historic property at Lackawanna Ave will soon be undergoing renovations to ensure its history and integrity can be preserved for another century (or more) and we support this process 100%.”

AFA will host its first exhibit in the new location, “Spectra and Space,” through Sunday, Aug. 9. The public can view the show — which features work by Jesse Clemente, Richard D’ambrosio, Rena Hottinger, Lauryn de Leeuw and Nancy Ray Taylor — online at AFA’s YouTube channel and below.

 

The gallery also will let the public view the exhibit in person by appointment only. Guests are asked to keep their visit to under 30 minutes and must wear a mask at all times while in the gallery.

To make an appointment or discuss art sales, call the gallery at 570-969-1040 from Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., or email artistsforartgallery@gmail.com.

“For over 30 years, the AFA Gallery has served as a venue for the arts and an advocate for artists and creative works,” the gallery wrote on Facebook. “As our world and community continues to change and grow, so must nonprofit organizations and cultural institutions adapt and enhance their practices.”