Details changes hands

Kyle Timothy Blood maintains vision of fine art gallery

Arlene Rice, founder of Details Fine Art Gallery

The Island arts community is mourning the loss of gallerist and artist Arlene Rice, who passed away on April 30, 2024. Rice was the founder and visionary of Details Fine Art Gallery, located on Charlottetown’s Victoria Row. 

In 1992, Rice launched an interior-designer shop on Kent Street, gradually transitioning to antiques and eventually to fine art, moving to 166 Richmond Street in 1999. She featured prominent Island, Canadian, and international artists in a variety of mediums, and Details quickly became a favourite gathering place and destination for Islanders and visitors alike. 

To further Rice’s legacy and preserve this important arts landmark, Charlottetown- and New York-based interior designer Kyle Timothy Blood has acquired Details. Blood plans to follow “Arlene’s attuned vision and established formula of offering bespoke jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, and paintings.” Blood notes, “Receiving Arlene’s endorsement has encouraged me to take on this new endeavor, and I have been overwhelmed by the goodwill and support from artists, business owners, and the community at large for the preservation of Details, which is testament to all that Arlene created over the past three decades.” 

Long-time Details curator Louis Garson will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, and Blood will also continue his interior-design business.

Details is currently undergoing renovations with plans to re-open at the end of May.