Best Of 2013

Best Rebirth

Gallery at Avalon Island

39 S. Magnolia Ave.
avalongallery.org

The intimate space on the ground floor of the historic Rogers Building has been an art-lover’s downtown destination for years, and its absence has been felt during its recent shuttering. The good news is that the gallery has reopened; the better news is that there’s a knowledgeable contemporary-art curator at the helm (Patrick Greene, guiding force behind 2012’s citywide Walk On By project and most recently employed at Urban ReThink); the best news is that Greene has plans not just for the gallery but also for the upstairs screening room that used to house the Digital Media Arts Center.