The Rainbow Springs Fine Art Association is happy to announce the opening of the Rainbow Springs Artist Cooperative (The CO-OP). The CO-OP is nestled in the heart of Dunnellon’s Historic Village on the southeast corner on Pennsylvania Avenue & Cedar Street. With over 30 members the CO-OP is staffed by its members weekly Wednesday – Saturdays from 10am – 4pm.
Participating artists and fine crafters have been selected through a jurying process. This ensures that jewelry, paintings, photography, ceramics, pottery, woodwork, mixed media, sculpture, organic soaps, etc are always the highest quality. “We are thrilled that so many artisans and crafters have applied,” says Susan Jones President of the Rainbow Springs Fine Art Association and member of the CO-OP. “I think the community will be pleased with the variety and quality of artwork we are offering.”
Members have been working to renovate and update the space located at 20804 West Pennsylvania Ave. “The nature of a cooperative means that all of the members are volunteers,” explains June Johnson, Rainbow Springs Artist Cooperative Director. “We have painted, built walls; displays and have helped each other create stunning presentations for our opening!”
In addition to running the gallery, members of the Artist Cooperation are organizing classes, and special events to foster an art culture in Dunnellon. The Rainbow Springs Artist Cooperative is a non-profit group, so any proceeds will be put back into the cooperative and the community.
“I am so excited to be part of the CO-OP,” says jewelry-maker Jean Largen, “I have been looking for a way to get more involved and utilize my skills. The CO-OP will be a great way to share with the community the passion each artist brings to their work.”
Join us on Friday January 20, 2017 for our Grand Opening Celebration. An open house will be held throughout the day concluding with a ribbon cutting at 4:30pm.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the Rainbow Springs Artist Cooperative, please visit our website www.RainbowSpringsArt.com, like us on Facebook www.Facebook.com/RainbowSpringsArtistCooperative or call us at 352-445-8547.