The Jacobs Gallery, the city’s premiere non-profit art gallery, will close its doors for good in January, say news reports tonight.
“Today, I called scheduled artists that go into 2017 and (told) them that they can’t have their shows there. Now that’s depressing,” radio station KLCC quoted Alex Brokaw, president of the gallery board of directors, as saying.
The Jacobs opened in 1987 in the lower level of the Hult Center, five years after the performance venue opened its doors.
Though a private non-profit, it operated with a city subsidy for many years. But that subsidy was cut, gradually, to nothing, and the board was apparently unable to replace the money in its operating budget.