Influence Gallery will change locations

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September 16, 2008
Posted by Kay Demlow, special to The Oregonian

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Evan Acey and Linda Holland greet visitors on the final First Tuesday Artwalk at the original Influence Gallery location in downtown Hillsboro.

Influence Gallery, the site of many open-mic Friday events, open forum poetry nights, and an ongoing display of original art by local artists, has moved out of its former space at 231 E. Main St.

Evan Acey of Right Now PC and Linda Holland of TV Artists
Evan Acey of Right Now PC and Linda Holland of TV Artists

Evan Acey, president of Tualatin Valley Artists, and Linda Holland, board chairwoman, will move the gallery to another space downtown while Acey’s computer-repair shop, Right Now P.C., moves a few shops back to Suite D in the Weil Arcade, 232 E. Main St.

Acey will continue to work at the computer-repair business, while Tualatin Valley Artists will open the gallery in one of three spaces they have been looking at.

According to Holland, “Our artist members are behind us 100 percent and think this is a smart move.” For more information about TV Artists, call Holland at 503-648-2539.

Open-mic music events will still take at 7 p.m. Fridays downtown, alternating between Of Earth and Air at 269 E. Main St. and Taylor’s Restaurant at 264 E. Main St.