The renovation process for the Faithe Gallery, the smaller hall off of our Main Hall, started by taking out a drop ceiling and ripping out the old floors. The walls or wood paneling were taken down to expose the north quartzite wall. An office was removed, opening up the room and creating more space for displays and a classroom area. By removing the false ceiling, the exposed beams now create a similar feel as the rest of the building. The large open windows bring in great natural light from the south.
Bamboo Flooring – The flooring in the Faithe Gallery is probably the most dominant feature in this hall. The bamboo flooring in this room is attractive along with being very durable. Bamboo is a very fast renewable resource which some species of bamboo can grow up to 48 inches in 24 hours. Bamboo can grow and be replaced much quicker than trees. Bamboo shoots can also re-grow where tree stumps are left behind from deforestation.
Solar Panels – Not visible from the inside of the room but on top of the roof of the Faithe Gallery is our photovoltaic panels or solar panels. These panels provide us with up to 13 percent of the energy required for our facility.
The Museum of Visual Materials has recently been voted as the #1 Sioux Falls Local Best for its banquet facility. The unique quartzite walls and rustic feel make it a charming choice for any event. Are you looking for a unique private party venue? The MoVM may be your perfect spot!