BAMA Galleries – for rent
BAMA Galleries no more (for now)
The Burkhardt family has owned 946 Bloomfield Street since the 1920’s. And for the last decade, Chris Burkhardt has run the corner retail location as BAMA Galleries.
BAMA Galleries was small and quaint, but served as home to many community-minded art, music and poetry exhibitions, classes and events. BAMA even had other things going on like Yoga and dance instruction, too.
But now 946 Bloomfield is for rent. Why?
Well, they had to close the gallery. “For the last several years I was struggling with multiple heart diseases and tried my best to keep shows going as I could both energy and fiscally,” Chris said.
When asked if he plans to continue his passion for art, and what will happen to the 10th & Bloomfield space Chris said, “As of right now I haven’t quite decided which direction I would want to go with exhibiting artists (whether brick or mortar; or a web presence; or continue as a boutique dealer).
Regarding the space in general, my family is entertaining some other options regarding how the space can both support our expenses as well as work within our neighborhood, which is important for us.”
While it’s too bad that a unique cultural space had to come to an end – health is definitely more important. And it’s nice to know the Burkhardt family is being selective as to which kind of tenants they’ll allow to rent from them. Last thing we need is another convenience type store, right?
Good luck with your future endeavors, Chris!
Image from 2006:
Website – www.bamagalleries.com
Address – 946 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030