Since then, she received a Pepsi grant and finished a lot of necessary renovations. I've been watching this project develop for a few years, helping when I could, and it's great to finally see my small town have a special space for the arts. The long-term plan for this historic building is to add a small kitchen for selling snacks and to host classes in the studio space upstairs. I can't wait to see what local artists will be featured in the gallery! The ripple effect that begins with teaching and exposing people to art will impact the town in a very positive way.
Below are images of the space from my closing reception on Saturday (all taken by my sister). I'm very pleased with the community support of the gallery and of my work--I sold 5 pieces!