After nine years at its current location, bau Gallery is moving to a new and larger space and expanding its programming and art community outreach to 506 Main St. in Beacon beginning Dec. 8. The new location is across the street from Electric Windows near The Roundhouse on the east end of Main Street.

Gary Duehr, ‘Fire Rain’

For its first exhibition at the new space, the gallery will explore Apocalypse, a national open call. They asked artists to respond to the theme of apocalypse in light of the 5,000-year-old Mayan calendar ending on Dec. 21, 2012.

Selected artists’ visions will be on display, with an opening reception Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run through Jan. 6, 2013. The new gallery hours are Friday 3 – 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.

bau, Beacon Artist Union, was started in a little pie-shaped gallery space on the west end of Beacon in January of 2004 by six local artists. bau is the longest running fine-art-oriented gallery in Beacon and has hosted nearly 100 exhibitions in its nine years in that space. bau aims to foster the growth of the region as a place where serious contemporary art is both made and shown. bau is a place for artists to experiment and present new bodies of work.

In addition to exhibiting painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and installation, bau has hosted a multitude of collaborative curatorial projects, events of related disciplines, live performances, talks, film and music. For more information, contact Carla Goldberg, gallery director, at 845-222-0177 or visit the website,

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