The Gregory James Gallery has relocated from Main Street to 93 Park Lane Road (Route 202) in New Milford.

The new gallery is situated in a 2,000-square-foot building, just north of the former Valley Dodge building.

"I hope to take advantage of the traffic on Route 202," said gallery owner Greg Mullen. "A lot of people who live and travel in the Litchfield Hills are interested in the arts."

Mr. Mullen first opened the gallery in 1996 on Bridge Street in New Milford and moved several times in the downtown area over the last decade before moving to the new Park Lane Road location.

"I will miss the downtown area," he said. "It has a lot of untapped potential," Mr. Mullen said.

"So far, I'm getting great reactions to the new gallery space, and I'm looking forward to new exhibitions," he said.

The gallery will have an open house some time later in September.

The gallery presents five to six art shows a year and will continue that tradition by featuring prominent regional artists, as well as custom picture framing.

Some of the local artists represented include Bill Rice of Warren, Edward Martinez, of Kent, and the estate of Woldemar Neufeld in New Preston and many others.

The gallery is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are welcome.

For more information, call 860-354-3436, email at gregoryjamesg@aol.com or visit gregoryjamesgallery.com.

-- Deborah Rose