As COVID-19 continues, our gallery is
open during posted hours; see the home page for the latest.
We fully comply with Rhode Island's pandemic restrictions, and
masks are required when visiting, until further notice.
Times Are Tough Gallery, a tiny
(10’x11’) fine arts and craft venue, is the brainchild of
owner/curator Pia Hogue. As a working artist she says, “I love
the camaraderie of shows.” So when Hogue saw that the markets
where she and her fellow artists sold their work were closed due
to Covid, she decided to help by opening a gallery. “These are
my friends, these are great people and they are hurting”.
The DeBlois Gallery offered Times Are Tough Gallery their space
in Middletown for the month of February to give them the
opportunity to spread out and showcase even more local art. All
agree that the team-up was a resounding success!
Funding provided in
part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts,
through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a
grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private
To provide opportunities that connect artists and their
creative work to the larger community.
To offer exhibition opportunities to artist members as well
as to established and emerging artists of Southern New England
through a rotating annual schedule of juried and open shows.
To engage in and support artistic collaboration with a
diverse segment of our community to stimulate public interest
and understanding of the ever-evolving nature of art.
To educate young aspiring artists through school
partnerships with annual shows of student work.
To enrich the cultural life of our community by consistently
displaying new and exciting contemporary works of art and
making quality art accessible to all of our community.