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Welcome to the Non-essential Art Gallery!

a moving art piece for covid times

The Non-essential Art Gallery is a public art piece created by Ojai, CA artist Eric Dubnicka as a way to highlight the loss of the arts experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. While it's necessary to stay-at-home and shelter until the storm passes, we are all suffering the loss of tactile, non-digital connectivity which is so vital to making us feel human.

Examining all possibilities to exhibit artwork in these strange days of “essential” outings, Eric was determined to make a statement and create a reminder that visual art and artists still exist, are essential and will thrive once again. The Non-essential Art Gallery will be displayed during essential excursions made by the artist, or upon appointment. Ultimately its a light-hearted attempt to bring visual art into the world in the most safe and legal manner possible in these unusual times.


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The mini-exhibition currently in the Non-Essential Art Gallery is The Audacity of Love a selection of two artworks by the creator of the gallery, Eric Dubnicka. These and more can be found at

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