The Merit Building Outdoor Gallery
The Merit Building Outdoor Gallery is a project that Allison Pell and Curt Butler began about 5 years ago. Its purpose is to give back to the community and encourage fellow residents to get involved in our town. It is also to beautify the side of the Merit Building and Center City Park by displaying enlarged student artwork. We had our first art display in 2014 with local students artwork enlarged for all to see. It was thrilling for downtown Gastonia residents, visitors, and local art students to see their art so magnificently displayed.
We have continued this tradition each year putting contest winners artwork on 10 x 10’ banners stretched and raised high on side of The Merit Building Outdoor Gallery. The artwork can be easily seen as you drive down Main Street when headed west.