Merriam Parks and Recreation provides an opening reception for each show. The reception is scheduled for the first Thursday of the month for 7 - 8:30 p.m. Dignitaries and the arts community will receive invitations. Artists are encouraged to attend and will receive invitation postcards to mail/email to friends.
For larger group shows, the gallery will continue to pay for expenses for an estimated 80 visitors for the opening night. If the group anticipates more refreshments are needed, the group contact will be responsible for coordinating additional menu items with Parks and Recreation staff.