……that pARTiculars Art Gallery & Teaching Studio was started in the summer of 2008? Nancy West, the owner of our building, thought that her space would be great as an art gallery. So, she started reaching out to local artists, and those artists spread the word to more artists and so on. We were initially know as pARTiculars Art Mart and started with 23 member/owners. Have you ‘herd’ of cats? Ever tried herding them?! That’s what it was like in the beginning. Also, the inside of the building was painted mauve and light blue. Oy! It took weeks of sweat equity to be able to get ready for our Grand Opening in September, 2008, just in time for the recession. So grateful that we are still here.