Dayton art gallery that helped revive historic district will close

Artist Loretta Puncer will move her studio to the Front Street Buildings

Credit: Chris Stewart

Credit: Chris Stewart

Gallery 510 Fine Art, an Oregon District art gallery that opened a decade ago, will close Dec. 21.

The gallery, 508 E. Fifth St., was founded by artist Loretta Puncer in 2008 to help culturally revive the Dayton historic district.

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Puncer plans to relocate her studio and workshop space to the Front Street Building in Dayton.

“When I opened the gallery 10 years ago, my vision was to bring a carefully curated selection of fine art and jewelry crafted by local and national artists to the Dayton community,” Puncer said in a press release. “I’m truly proud of all that Gallery 510 has accomplished to that end.”

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

The gallery represents local and nationally recognized artists.

“I like to think that Gallery 510 has made a contribution to the art scene in Dayton and beyond,” Puncer said. “While I will miss it, I am excited to continue to move forward with my own work in a new studio and workshop space at Front Street.”

Puncer plans to host quarterly open house events next year at her new Front Street Building studio to preview her recent work.


WHAT: Loretta Puncer open house

WHERE: The Front Street Building, 1001 E. Second St., building 100, B-C door entrance.

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, noon – 4 p.m.