Is the gallery open every day?
The gallery is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Winter hours are 11am – 5pm. We are open late on the first Friday of every month until 9pm in conjunction with the Oakland Art Murmur. We are also open on third Thursday until 8pm in conjunction with the 25th St. gallery crawl. We are closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
What is the advantage of working with an artist-run gallery?
At an artist-run gallery you are in direct contact with the artists. You will get information and background about the work from the people who create it. You can begin and maintain a relationship with the artists in whose work you are interested. At Mercury 20, the artist receives 90% of the purchase price you pay and 10% goes to gallery maintenance.
Is the work in the gallery for sale?
All the work in the gallery is for sale unless specifically marked NFS (not for sale).
How can I buy it?
We accept cash, check or major credit card. You can come in anytime the gallery is open and someone will help you. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t make it into the gallery.
Do I need an appointment?
You can come in to view the work and/or make a purchase during our posted hours or you can make an appointment. Contact us at email@example.com or 510.701.4620 to set up an appointment.
Can you offer help with the selection process?
We are happy to help with your art selection process. One of the great things about working with Mercury 20 Gallery is that you can get an artists’ perspective on the work and the selection process. It can be very helpful to bring measurements of your walls, photographs of the space where the work will be installed, floor plans, as well as examples of artists whose work you like.
Can I photograph artworks in the gallery?
You are welcome to photograph artworks. We can also provide you with images we have on file.