In July, the Stokes County Arts Council paid out more than $4,600 to local artists, for art items sold in the new Art Market which opened on July 1 of this year.
“It was a fantastic month,” said Board President Ellen Peric, at Monday afternoon’s board of commissioners meeting.
Peric said more than 30 artists were compensated for their work which ranges from framed art, prints, pottery, soaps, jams, woodwork and children’s hand crafted toys.
“The amount they received depends on whether they chose to work in our store; it’s their choice,” Peric said. “For some people, this was a substantial check.”
Walnut Cove artist Mike Davis sold a popular handmade table for $1,100, although the Art Market is stocked with an assortment of items ranging in price points for everyone.
The Arts Place is located at 502 North Main Street in Danbury, just three miles from Hanging Rock State Park. For more information visit artsplaceofstokes.org
Amanda Dodson may be reached at 336-813-2426.