Made in Humboldt Gallery opens at Riverlodge in Fortuna

Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer

Beacon Correspondent

Recently the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce held their monthly mixer at the Riverlodge hosted by Wendt Construction and Hops in Humboldt. Riverlodge provided the venue to promote the new Made in Humboldt Gallery in the gift shop area of the conference center.

"The Made in Humboldt Gallery is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the community of Fortuna," Riverlodge Director Debbie Reynolds said. "The Gallery will provide an accessible venue for visitors and artists from our neighboring communities and encourage tourism."

Chamber and community members were able to stroll through the gallery and see a number of locally made products available for purchase. In addition product business locations were provided so consumers could visit and see the extensive line of products instead of just the sampling provided at the Riverlodge.

"We wanted to create a new point of destination in Fortuna utilizing the potential of the Riverlodge space by improving revenue through expanded consignment sales, lower inventory burden, and a streamlined merchandise program," Reynolds said.

Fortuna has been working towards improving their place in the artistic world and Riverlodge is supporting that effort.

"We wanted to provide a professional and progressive gallery experience that would complement the continued efforts of the City of Fortuna and its support of the arts by becoming a cornerstone for the fine art community of Fortuna," Reynolds said.

The gallery is meant to be a sampling of the local art community and will not carry an extensive inventory, but rather direct visitors to the actual businesses in hopes of increasing foot traffic throughout the professional artists.

For more information on the Made in Humboldt Gallery you can contact Debbie Reynolds at the Riverlodge at 725-7572 or visit the gallery at 1800 Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna.

Photo by Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer/Beacon

The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce recently held their monthly mixer at the Riverlodge hosted by Wendt Construction and Hops in Humboldt to promote the new Made in Humboldt Gallery located in the previous gift shop area.