Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents a Founder’s Day Exhibit on Sat. Aug 10, 2019 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Celebrating 40 Years of Studio 33 and Honoring Founder John Martin. Join us as we look back to 1979 when Local Artist John Martin opened his studio in the Mercer Building near the Garde Theater – the only commercial art studio in New London selling paintings by local artists. Having moved from Green Street, where he had an art studio for 8 years, John had more room to go into Custom Professional Picture Framing as well as Sign Painting. John had painted signs for local businesses – Robert’s Electronic’s, Lee’s Kiddyland, Kaplan’s Travel, and H. Marcus & Co. John early on recognized our shoreline area’s interest in the arts and he had faith in New London! Exhibit ends Aug 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM. In the heart of the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail, New London, CT, 140 Bank St., Mon 1 to 5, Tue-Fri 9 to 5, Sat 10 to 3, Appt. available. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Alignable. Visit our website at http://www.studio33gallery.com.