South Bend, IN (PressExposure) October 31, 2012 -- CircaArts Gallery of South Bend, Indiana today announced the launch of its new website and online catalog at http://www.CircaArtsGallery.com. The gallery's owner, Ms. Kathy Reddy White explained the new website would showcase dozens of regional artists working in a variety of media. "After months of development with our website designers, we're very excited to unveil the new website. It's always been our mission to raise awareness in the community about the talented array of artists from right here in our own backyard. Now, with the launch of the new website, we're able to make this rich catalog available to art collectors everywhere, and with an amazing level of visual detail."
Ms. White continued, "We want to make the arts an approachable, enjoyable experience for everyone, no matter how familiar or unfamiliar they may be with the arts. This website will make it easy for collectors everywhere to browse a beautiful curated selection of art of all kinds from our gallery."
Circa Arts Gallery is housed in a building that was built in 1904 by Charles McCormick. Over the years it has been used as a drug store, grocery, radio shop, flooring and tile business and finally an aluminum and siding company until 1988.
Kathy Reddy White and Gary White bought the building in January of 1999. They rehabilitated the entire building, starting with two upstairs apartments that had not been occupied for over twenty years. The apartments and the east side main floor retail space was ready for occupancy in November of 1999.
The west side retail space was rehabbed and was finished in time for a holiday show in December of 2000. In January Kathy and a core group of artists opened CircaArts Gallery with limited hours. The name of the gallery reflects their mutual interest in antiques (Circa) and Art (Arts)
The website's developers at Precept Partners worked closely with Ms. White creating the new website's design and e-commerce features. Precept's manager, Stephen Antisdel said, "It was great working with Kathy; the new website is a credit to her artistic vision." The CircaArts Gallery website project was a joint development of Precept Partners and the North Central Indiana SBDC.