Thomas' Bathroom Galleries

by Katie Teems, NHT AmeriCorps Member

"I'm going to see the Loo-vre" was the phrase on everyone's lips during Art Crawl when people toured the bathroom galleries on Front Street. In December at the previous Art Crawl, Front Street Grocers debuted pieces from local artists Nellie Rose Davis and Seth Pitt in their bathrooms. This time Front Street Grocers hosted art from local artists Kyle Rooke and Michael Doig. 

Photo courtesy of Front Street Grocers

Photo courtesy of Front Street Grocers

Photo Courtesy of Front Street Grocers

Photo Courtesy of Front Street Grocers

Since the last Art Crawl, art has spread to more bathrooms on Front Street. Tip Top just debuted lavatory galleries from another pair of local artists, Kristin Winebrenner and Joshua Gambetta. Kristin showcased some lively paintings are perfect for daydreaming on the toilet, and Joshua had his velvet "bathroom graffiti" hanging up in the men's facilities.

Front Street Grocers' newest bathroom gallery featuring more local artists, Kyle Rooke and Michael Doig, would allow the bathroom user an occasion to stare up in wonder. Kyle Rooke's cathedral-inspired pieces bring a new meaning to using the [Saint] John. Michael Doig displayed his dreamy paintings on wood panels.  

Bathroom galleries are earning a reputation in Thomas, where art never stops, not even to take a bathroom break. I wonder which business's bathroom will be next. 

Click here to read more about February's Art Crawl.