Shopping Street Museum by Ellie Omiya is held concurrently with Sincerely Yours, Ellie Omiya in a unique exercise to tie Towada Art Center and the community together.
Ellie Omiya has installed her artwork in several abandoned shops and has also painted multiple storefront shutters throughout central Towada. She has also organized the production of her Rainbow Arcade, which gives a little bit of color to the decades-old shopping arcade, along with other programs and events that connect the museum and community.
Viewers can catch a glimpse of Omiya’s view of the world by leaving the museum for the center of town. The city becomes Omiya’s gallery, each venue with its own unique expression. This a first for Towada Art Center, which strives to be an open space for providing new experiences.