The Galerie Freitag 18.30 is a young art gallery with a colourful past. While it began as art space run by artists, the gallery had the opportunity to move into one of the first studios of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Aachen.
The art gallery thereby is the second project of Robert Mertens, who, prior to that, founded the first online gallery of Germany in 1999 during his studies. In 2008, Robert Mertens took over the gallery to be the sole owner, and began to expand the spatial capacities of the Galerie Freitag 18.30 only one year after. During the following three years, the exhibition space of initially 70 square meters enlarged to 250 square meters in total. Today, the art gallery has several showrooms and a courtyard, which is used especially in summer as it underlines the pleasant atmosphere.
For many years now, the art gallery exhibits at art fairs, international art festivals and presents artists outside the gallery rooms, nationally and internationally.