CLEVELAND, Ohio — Craft cocktails will be paired with visual exhibitions at Tremont’s soon-to-open art space and lounge Kaiser Gallery.
The combinations is meant to provide a multi-sensory experience, said gallerist and chief curator Tanya Kaiser.
“We’re curating drinks to compliment the artwork,” Kaiser said. “Visitors are having tastes involved with the sights, smells and whatever else the exhibit offers at the time.”
The art gallery is set to open at 2148 Professor Avenue in October or November, depending on when final permits are approved, Kaiser said. The space was formerly Tremont General Store, a shop which closed in 2018.
Kaiser Gallery’s debut exhibition, “DomesticLands,” explores ideas of home and family. Works by artists Morgan Bukovec, Gary Sczerbaniewicz and Allison M. Walters span formats like sculpture and mixed media.
The pieces may come in different mediums, but they’ll all share the same story thread, Kaiser said.
“I think at the heart of it, there’s a narrative,” Kaiser said. “That’s really the important piece of the exhibition. Regardless of the media they’re creating in, is that narrative that unites the pieces.”
During the exhibition’s run, which is slated for October and November, Kaiser Gallery’s drink menu will reflect homey flavors to match the artwork’s theme. Kaiser said to expect an Earl Grey-infused cocktail and mocha cocktail on the menu, to reflect memories of childhood and home.
Serving cocktails, Kaiser said, helps to make her gallery more artist-friendly. Instead of charging artists’ submission fees to be considered for exhibitions, Kaiser expects to operate off of drink sales. The gallery will also offer free entry for visitors.
After “DomesticLands” closes in November, another exhibition called “Switch” is scheduled to run through the end of the year featuring projection artists, virtual reality, neon light art and photography, Kaiser said. She plans to rotate exhibitions every few months.
Kaiser said she was inspired to open her own art gallery after working as an artist, and in nonprofits and museums. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in studio art from Stony Brook University.
You can find more information about Kaiser Gallery and its upcoming exhibitions at kaisergallery.com.