Coming Soon: Krause Gallery at 149 Orchard Street

Posted on: August 23rd, 2010 at 6:19 am by

The quirky stationary store Hudson Street Papers folded and vacated 149 Orchard Street in June 2009.  It was originally located in the West Village but moved to the neighborhood the previous year.  At the time of closure, the owner was reported to have said, “The Lower East Side is bad news.” Now their old storefront will become…drumroll…another gallery.

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Friday afternoon, a ladder-bound worker in tie-dye was busy dismantling the Hudson Street Papers awning and painting the marquee black.  He informed us that a new gallery called Krause Gallery is set to open here by the first week of Septemeber.

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A quick scan of the Krause website reveals that they’ve been around since 2004:

The Krause Gallery is devoted to bringing innovative, contemporary art to enthusiasts at all levels – from the first-time art buyer to the more experienced collector.  Knowledgeable, approachable, and professional, the Krause Gallery staff is your trusted partner committed to helping you establish or expand your contemporary art collection.

Because Orchard Street seems to be the latest gallery district, we took a rough inventory.  From top to bottom, there are more than a half-dozen exhibition spaces, with another three on the way (including Krause and Rooster).

Krause Gallery, 149 Orchard Street, (404) 290-6329

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