Lafayette-based artist Adderly Grant-Lord has greatly missed visiting galleries and partaking in weekly art walks during COVID-19 closures, so she has decided to set up a drive-thru art exhibit on the exterior of her home. From 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, fans of creativity can view paintings by Grant-Lord and sculptures by Collen Nyanhongo without ever stepping out of their vehicles. The site of the artistic pop-up is Grant-Lord’s home at 2490 Cana Court, Lafayette. If visitors choose to park and explore the work, that will be displayed 8 feet apart, they can don a face mask and do so.

Adderly Grant-Lord paints outside. The artist has plans to transform the exterior of her Lafayette home into an art exhibit that will be open for visitors Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Adderly Grant-Lord/ Courtesy photo)

“Since lockdown, it has been especially hard not being able to participate in First Art Fridays,” said Grant-Lord, who studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. “As long as I can remember, I have attended those Fridays in Louisville and Boulder with fellow artists and friends among local communities. My soul depended on those interactions that were filled with inspiration and I felt a definite loss.”

The concept for an in-person, social-distance, art gallery was born after Pine Street Church, in Boulder, approached Grant-Lord to design a detachable mural that would offer the community a message of hope during this global health scare.

Adderly Grant-Lord paints a piece that was hung on the outside of Pine Street Church in Boulder to encourage the community to stay strong during the coronavirus pandemic. (Adderly Grant-Lord/ Courtesy photo)

“It was while I was hanging the painting at Pine Street Church, that I envisioned a complete art exhibit with eight feet apart social distancing,” Grant-Lord said. “My art is my joy, pure bliss. I really just miss all the interaction. I look forward to seeing my friends and just indulging in the…

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