Metro-East News

Downtown Belleville art gallery to close

An art gallery in downtown Belleville announced Wednesday it was going out of business.

Hamilton Gallerie d'Art, at 8 S. Church St., has been open since May, just after 2017's Art on The Square. The gallery announced its closing on Facebook Wednesday.

All art is 30 percent off, and some furniture from the gallery will also be sold.

Artists in the gallery aren't charged for wall space, and admission is free, owners Mark and Lisa Hamilton told the BND in May. The Hamiltons wanted to keep the gallery going purely by selling art.