West 7th Co. unites with York & Friends for crossover gallery event

Columbia’s art scene is creating a big splash at home and in the big, neighboring city as West 7th. Co. gallery kicks off a partnership with York & Friends of Nashville for a special gallery crossover exhibition.

The new “Galleries Supporting Galleries” exhibit debuts Thursday at the downtown Columbia gallery, just in time for the upcoming First Fridays later this week, and will run through June 20. The exhibit is not only a twist on the typical pop-up gallery concept, but more like a “two-for-one” where visitors have the opportunity to experience both galleries at once.

West 7th Co. founders Kim Hayes and Joel Friddell said the crossover event was first considered after a mutual friend introduced them to York & Friends owner and artist Ronald M. York, who has operated the Nashville gallery for more than a decade. York also recently became a Columbia resident.