CREATING AN IMPACT TOGETHER
Metro Micro Gallery is committed in creating opportunities that will inspire more creative collaborations and enrich our community. Barbara Januszkiewicz is the founder and sponsor of Metro Micro Gallery.
An experimental gallery that encourages creative collaborations and a respect for diversity through inclusive, non-conventional exhibits and showcases.
A small space with big mission, the Metro Micro Gallery offers exhibits and programs to strengthen and sustain our community.
The pay it forward guiding principle is each curator works with an artist, sharing, learning, mentoring with the understanding that they are preparing this artist not just for this one exhibit but giving them the tools and opportunity to be able to curate a fellow artist in this space at a future date.
We have two levels of curators, one being invited guest curators from the metro area. The second level is previous exhibiting artists from the Metro Micro Gallery who have earned the opportunity to curate. The purpose of this Pay It Forward is to help build a stronger creative community for all of us. The Metro Micro Gallery helps both our curators build stronger dialogs and at the same time this effort is about supporting public awareness for visual art practitioners. Pay it forward and more. 100 % of any sales goes back to the exhibiting artist as a thank you for their time and effort in this project.
"A Window Onto Something Else."
We encourage the public to come by and witness all the stages of each exhibit, as it is on full view seven days a week, 24 hours. We are set up to be a 24/7 viewing space.
During the day you will have a different perspective then in the evening hours.
In daylight, you'll be able to view our art mostly showcased near the windows. After sunset, our gallery spotlights illuminates the inside of the gallery for a different experience. Januszkiewicz’s studio is adjacent to the gallery, and if she is available can let you into the space to experience it intimately. Or email the gallery to set up a private tour.
Background & vision:
Januszkiewicz believes as part of her artistic practice it is necessary to encourage a supportive environment with other creatives. The gallery is a sharing experience that nurtures a stronger appreciation for the creative practitioners in our community. Artists respecting each other and encouraging a supportive environment.
"The arts are fundamental to our humanity. As a visual artist it is important to engage the community with visual dialogs. Part of my practice is to show that arts ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, art appreciation and promotes abstract thought. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age. So here at The Metro Micro Gallery we are a live experience, 7/24. A welcoming destination, that offers a place to go to, rediscovering urban life and discovering the importance of art in the public realm. The Metro Micro Gallery project helps me to keep encouraging cultural consciousness and at the same time build measurable progress towards cultural equity that is more visible to all." - Barbara Januszkiewicz
When the site plan for 3409 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, was approved by the Arlington County Planning Commission in 2003, the developer committed to provide artist studios & gallery space, an obligation related to building’s zoning as “Mixed Use-Virginia Square”. 2017-2018 Arlington County, Va recognized Januszkiewicz's efforts with her out reach from her studio space at 3409 Wilson Blvd and awarded her an Artist Grant for her Creative Vision. All exhibiting artists and curators are asked to take part in the mission of paying it forward with Januszkiewicz .
For more information contact Metromicrogallery@gmail.com.