Friday, July 18 2008
The Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a special use permit for the first in-home art gallery in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District. This will pave the way for more galleries to be opened in the Art District and it will solidify the position of the Art District further.
We wish Tom Loesch, Jr. and Billy Hedel al the best for the future.
The following is a news release issued by the City of Evansville
(EVANSVILLE, IN) – The Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a special use permit for the first in-home art gallery in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District. City Council passed an ordinance last October which changed zoning laws within the district to allow artists open galleries in their homes.
The gallery, located at 916 SE 6th Street, is owned by Tom Loesch, Jr. who is the sales manager for artist Billy Hedel. Both moved to Evansville from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
There are a few restrictions to the in-home gallery ordinance. The gallery use is not allowed to exceed 40% of the square footage of the residence or 500 square feet whichever is less. Up to three artists, one resident and two non-residents, can show their work in one home. The gallery must sell art produced on-site.
Artists who are interested in having an in-home gallery must fill out an application, go to the Area Plan Commission and pay a fee, then appear before the Board of Zoning Appeals which approves or denies the application for a special use permit.