|Surrounding downtown buildings are reflected over artistic visions provided by The Phantom Art Gallery Project. The first two windows are filled with large, colorful abstractions by Wichita artist, R. Dan Beck. The rest of the windows contain other works by various artists. The building exhibits age-related deterioration, but undaunted artists fill another half block with beautiful works of art.|
|On September 20, 1990, Channel 3 News aired the first story on the Phantom Art Gallery Project. They were to be the last to air a story as well when the Project was concluded in August of 2000.|
|NewsChannel 3 - KSNW * WICHITA
CHANNEL 3 FIRST AT FIVE
ON THE TOWN SEPTEMBER 20TH, 1990
Al looks at some exciting new artwork available in Wichita these days and Al also found an exciting new place to exhibit it."
AL OWENS: "In what may be the largest art gallery on earth, a group of 25 artists have formed the Phantom Art Gallery Project. The windows of abandoned downtown store fronts are the walls of this gallery. Four store fronts in downtown Wichita are being used to display contemporary artwork.
"Why?" (To C. Matthew Foley)
C. MATTHEW FOLEY: "Because it's necessary. Because it looks good. We're putting a tuxedo on the vacant windows of downtown Wichita."
AL OWENS: " This gallery, by the way, is open 24 hours a day, every day.
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