Eugene started selling etchings out of his apartment on Cameron Street as a young artist, hence his favorite line…”Do you want to come up and see my etchings?” As his clientele grew, so did his need for a larger space. Eugene’s diversity of styles has created a large market, leading to the establishment of the Eugene B. Smith Gallery in Old Town Winchester, Virginia. This current gallery is his 4th location on the Old Town Mall. Eugene B. Smith celebrated 25 years of being on the Old Town Mall in 2012! Besides showing his art exclusively in his own private gallery, he displays at juried art exhibitions throughout the U.S. and at special events, including charitable events.
25 North Loudoun Street was built in 1905. Prior to the current building the area was an alley leading up to the Court House. The building has been Baker’s Drug Store, Singer Sewing Machine, and for the previous 50 years before becoming the Eugene B. Smith Gallery, it was Jay’s Boys & Girls Shop. Everyone in town remembers their parents coming in to buy their clothes here. In fact, we have the original Jay’s sign in the gallery above the front door!