Contrary to it’s meaning, Snowdrift has nothing to do with the cold powdery substance.
Snowdrift is a new art space opening in June 2004 which, will mix elements of museum, gallery and studio.
Local artist, Daniel Lutzick, is the founder of Snowdrift. Lutzick is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine. He moved to Winslow in 1994 to work on the restoration of La Posada Hotel.
Lutzick said that when he moved to Winslow, he had the intentions of opening a gallery to expand Winslow’s art horizons.
Snowdrift is located at 120 W. Second Street in downtown Winslow. The building was originally erected in 1914 the Babbitt Brothers’ department store and throughout the years has passed through the hands of various business owners. The building had been vacant for almost a decade before Lutzick purchased the building in 2002.
Lutzick has spent most of his time stabilizing and renovating the building. He hopes to have Snowdrift open to the public in late June. The gallery will feature his vast array of art as well as the work of other artist.
Lutzick plans to include two gift shops, a greeting room where guests can meet artists and a loft area, which will display smaller pieces. The main room will house large structures.
All of Lutzick’s work is created within the show space, thus allowing visitors to see Lutzick at work.
Lutzick said his pieces are all different, but fit together. “Each piece inspires me to create another piece, somewhat like chapters in a book one chapter leads to the next chapter, and so forth.”
Lutzick said he enjoys Winslow and hopes his art space will fit another need in town.