Macy Billstrand, seen here with two of her Botanical Lightbulb Illustrations, is one of the artists featured in the Covid Crafter exhibit at Village Arts. Courtesy photo
Some of the artwork in the Covid Crafters exhibit currently underway at Village Arts along with an extensive array of frames for all those photos and artwork accumulated during the pandemic. Courtesy photo
There’s always something in store at Village Arts, and now is even more exciting than most days! Along with custom framing, art supplies, and the creative gifts that the shop continually stocks, Village Arts is hosting a new show on it’s walls featuring the works of 13 local artists and crafters! The exhibit is entitled “Covid Crafters” and has work in media as diverse as paintings, diamond dots, quilting, and handcrafted dream catchers!
Village Arts put out a “Call For Artists” online and at the store to collect artwork done during Covid- several of which the staff had seen when the paintings were only a canvas and a glimmer in the artist’s eyes, others are by artists new to the community and to Village Arts. Many of the pieces are for sale, and all proceeds beyond taxes return to the artists.
“Covid has really killed my creative drive and it has been so gratifying to see how inspired many people have been to create art and to really delve into something new.” says Village Arts owner, Ken Nebel. “I’m not sure how I would have done through this time without seeing our customers really take off in fun ways!”
Village Arts makes it a habit to support local artists in whatever way they can, and will be hosting jeweler Teresa Starr from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Teresa comes to the shop monthly and fills a corner of the shop with her treasures. She also purchases precious metals and jewelry and takes in repairs.
Village Arts is currently open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment and is located at 216 DP Road. As a courtesy for our unvaccinated guests we are continuing to request that everyone wear a mask while in the store, and are continuing to offer delivery and pick up options.