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ALDERSON MAIN STREET - NEWS RELEASE P.O. Box 117, Alderson, WV  24910 November 8, 2016 Contact Alderson Main Street Improving The Community One Project At A Time
Grand Re-Opening of Alderson Artisans Gallery
The   Alderson   Artisans   Gallery   is   excited   to   announce   the   Grand   Re-Opening   on   Friday,   November   25th from   6   to   9   p.m.   The   public   is   invited   to   see   the   beautiful   renovations   that   have   been   completed   after   the historic   building   was   damaged   by   flooding   this   past   spring.   The   space   has   been   completely   renovated, showcasing   improvements   that   were   a   result   of   community   fundraising,   the   generous   efforts   of   the Alderson   Renaissance   Corporation   and   the   skilled   carpentry   of   Thomas   Building   and   Repair.   The   gallery will again offer a unique selection of beautiful local artwork in all price ranges. The   Alderson   Artisans   Gallery   opened   in   April   2015   with   the   support   of   Alderson   Main   Street.   After   a successful   first   year,   the   community   gallery   suffered   a   serious   setback   when   the   Greenbrier   River   flooded and   inundated   the   space.   The   gallery   is   a   cooperative,   non-profit   group   of   talented   local   artisans   that offers   one-of-a-kind   artworks,   provides   arts   and   crafts   classes   and   displays   art   projects   by   local   school children.   Currently,   there   are   10   artisan   members   of   the   cooperative   and   numerous   guest   artisans   that display   their   works,   including   pottery,   photography,   jewelry,   painting,   stained   glass,   stone   sculpture, woodworking and fiber art. The gallery is staffed by volunteers. The   gallery   will   be   open   on   Saturdays   from   10   a.m.   to   5   p.m.   and   on Thursdays   and   Fridays   from   11   a.m. to   4   p.m.   Special   holiday   hours   may   be   added.   Gallery   manager,   Jo   Perez   said,   “I   want   to   thank   all   those that   have   donated   and   volunteered   to   help   us   re-open.   Everyone   is   invited   to   come   and   enjoy   our beautiful new gallery and shop for locally made artwork.” Refreshments will be served at the opening.