Sunday, May 20, 2012

Arkansas Craft Guild Gallery - the jewel of Mountain View

Bright colors greet you when you enter the Arkansas Craft Guild Gallery.

The Gallery is made up of 3 main rooms.

Every week when I go in, I find new items that have been
brought in by members.
The Arkansas Craft Guild is a member owned and operated co-op of crafts people. The co-op is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The co-ops gallery is in Mountain View and it is one of the things that drew us to this town. The shop is an incredible collection of art and talent. It's a real jewel among the wonderful shops in downtown Mountain View.

Now that I'm a member, I volunteer to work the shop most Sunday afternoons, from 1-4. It's my responsibility, but it's also a privilege to be able to share all this creativity with visitors to the area in such a beautiful setting. The co-op is growing, to, with 11 new members being accepted in the April jury out of a record number who applied.

Credit for the look of the gallery goes both to the artist who create and send in their wonderful works to sell, and to Becki Dahlstedt, the guild member volunteer gallery manager, who puts in very long days making the gallery shine.

It's a joy to be a part of this group.

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