Local Gallery to Showcase 50 Portraits of LGBTQ+ Icons for Pride Month

*Featured image courtesy of MIZE Gallery with artwork by Karen Schremmer, ZITRO, and Sandra Dohnert respectively.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots–a series of demonstrations by New York City’s gay community against a police raid which has been largely considered the most significant event that has led to the gay liberation movement. To honor that, the MIZE Gallery is hosting 50 portraits created by local artists of the most ICONIC LGBTQ+ figures.

Starting Friday, June 14th, head over to the MIZE Gallery to see some of the most celebrated LGBTQ+ icons in history from Neil Patrick Harris, Elton John, Harvey Milk, and 47 others in between. Among the 50 artists participating are Macy Eats Paint, John Gascot, Cam Parker, and Chad Mize himself.

The opening is scheduled for Friday, June 14th, 6-10PM and the exhibit runs from June 14th – July 6th, 2019. Both are free to attend. MIZE Gallery is located at 689 Dr. MLK Jr. St N. Check out their event page here for more info and to invite your friends.

Written by Kacy Vance

Kacy Vance

Kacy is a freelance writer for I Love the Burg. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in Mass Communications and Criminology. Her thesis on Deaf and Disability representation in the media was published as part of the DePauw University Ethics Symposium in 2018.