For Waco artists Susan Sistrunk and Mark Kieran, there is no place like home.
That’s because, as of this year, the house is also their gallery, shop, and studio space, all sharing a 1910 bungalow on Washington Avenue.
The artists will open the front door to the public on Friday evening with an open house for their Kieran-Sistrunk gallery which will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Their gallery, located on the outskirts of downtown Waco at 2120 Washington Ave., is the latest advancement for artists, whose name of the store is about their perception of themselves: The Wandering Craftsmen.
“It seemed like the next step for us,” said Sistrunk, 41, a painter. “We are happy that it turned out that way. “
Like most Waco artists, the two professionals had found it difficult to find a regular venue to exhibit their work, given the city’s limited gallery space. Kieran, 49, a painter, jeweler, and leatherworker, rented a studio at Art Forum of Waco for a while and both had works on the walls at downtown locations such as Waco Winery, Klassy Glass, and Cultivate 7twelve. .
Even with a limited number of venues to exhibit works of art, Waco’s art scene has heated up in recent years in terms of interested audiences, with more artists choosing to stay in town and more people buying local art, Kieran said.