From the ArtofDisneyParks.com website:
Bank On It! The Disney Gallery will open Friday, October 2, 2009 in the former Bank of Main Street Building!
Like most, you've probably missed visiting The Disney Gallery on your recent trips to Disneyland® park. Well, good news! the hotspot for viewing original and one-of-a-kind Disney artwork and artifacts is ready to re-open in the fall at its new location - in the former Bank of Main Street, right next to the Disneyland® Opera House.
This new location offers roughly the same amount of area as the gallery's previous home above the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (which is now occupied by the Disneyland® Dream Suite). And, just as before, The Disney Gallery will be made up of three separate rooms - two exhibit rooms and a gift shop. "This will allow us to tell on continuous story, or three separate stories, as we used to in the former gallery," said Kim Irvine, Walt Disney Imagineering and Art Director for this project. She also told us that the unique qualities of the building have been incorporated into the gallery's theme: "We'll maintain the bank look and architecture and visually tell the story that this was an old bank that has been turned into an art gallery. Guests will still see remnants of the old bank influence - like the vault!" So be sure to stop in and visit this longtime favorite attraction and store in its new digs.
The first event at the new Disney Gallery:
The Disney Gallery - Product Release & Artist Signing Date:
Saturday, October 10, 2009 Time:
9 AM to 11 AM Location:
The Disney Gallery, Main Street, U.S.A. Event Information:
Join us as we celebrate the opening of The Disney Gallery in its new location on Main Street, U.S.A. with an array of Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Inspired Artists, including Jim Crouch, Jody Daily, Jeremy Fulton, Kevin Kidney, Larry Nikolai, Maggie Parr, George Scribner, SHAG and Yakovetic. Commissioned artwork by these artists will on display and will be available as part of the product release & signing. The artist signing will take place from 9 AM to 11 AM on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Merchandise offerings and artwork shown below.