History Of the Gallery
Bill worked in the downtown Galt area of Cambridge and was looking for a property in the historic core. An old and essentially derelict property became available that was close to the Grand River, across the street from Bill’s law office and just around the corner from the Cambridge Farmers’ Market. He bought the property and tore down the building and the design challenge began. Bill had a clearly defined concept for the function of the building. He dreamed of unique open living quarters with defined separate spaces where he could pursue his personal interests. Working with his own ideas and consulting with architects and designers, the plans were created for the one-of-a-kind, modern, glass and concrete structure, nestled comfortably into tailored landscaping on the tiny 50 ft. X 60 ft. downtown lot.
The “J” shaped building itself is literally pinned to the Grand River bedrock. It has a striking minimalist interior, featuring exposed ventilation ducts and polished concrete floors. Large windows are strategically placed where Bill works. However, there are significant expanses of open walls, covered with panels made of recycled materials that provide the backdrop for the ever-changing display of art.
The gallery and home is ideally and conveniently located by the river, shops, boutiques and restaurants of historic downtown Galt. It is home for Bill and offers lots to enjoy when you visit the gallery.