Bay 1 Gallery has been a long time dream of local furniture designer and craftsman, Ralph Reichenbach. He wanted a place to showcase his work and could also support other local woodworkers and professional artisans. This dream was made possible thanks to those that have gone before him.
What started in Eberhard and Alma Reichenbach’s double garage has grown to the 24,000 square foot wood manufacturing operation that it is today. The hard work and dedication of his immigrant parents from East Germany has allowed the Bay 1 space at Eberhard’s Manufacturing to be made available for a gallery today. We also want to look further back so we can move forward well and honour the diverse indigenous people whose ancestor’s footsteps have marked this land for centuries. We respectfully acknowledge Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place, traveling route and home to the Cree, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Anishinaabe, Métis, Inuit, and many others. Their unique and diverse histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence and enrich our communities and we extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and build community on this territory.
The gallery is dedicated to representing a roster of Canadian artists spanning generations and cultures, expressing their craft in multiple mediums. The gallery’s dedicated team, experienced in the fine arts, desires to cultivate meaningful relationships with local artists and collectors alike.
The space, though a small 1000 square foot warehouse, creates a warm and elegant scope that is flexible to exhibit a collective group of fine works as well as a focused installation or personalized exhibition.
We welcome you to experience the Bay 1 Gallery when our doors open for a more formal opening. In the mean time please visit us for a personal viewing experience by appointment only or virtually.