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by a cleaning company next door.
Now you can browse and buy from several art galleries, or satisfy your spiritual needs
by taking a class at New Moon Yoga. And if music is your passion, Peg Johnson or Rick and Lynne Church can provide guidance in piano or voice lessons.
“We are so in love with the whole concept of the entire building being devoted to
the arts,” said Chuck Thayer,
a photographer who, with
his wife artist Cathleen own Inspire Art Gallery. The Thayers pay artists an 80 percent commission as opposed to the usual 50/50 split. “It’s a really nice community.”
New center for the arts
Newest and furthest north on the art center scene is the Northport Arts Association, established in 2013. Members
settled into their home, the Village Arts Building, three years later.
“The Village Arts Building
is open every Thursday from 10am to 1pm for open studio,” said Christine Verdon, President of the Association. “This is an opportunity for people to get together and share their art. It is free and open to the public, donations are accepted.”
Verdon said that people don’t have to be a member to participate in classes, which offer member and non- member fees.
“We have a speaker’s series and we have invited people to share their art, their experiences, their passion with the public.” Verdon continued. “We have classes throughout the year. This summer we will have a very active calendar of classes for kids.”
Summertime events include a photography show Memorial Day Weekend, a plein air event in July and a show and sale for emerging artists ages 18-39.
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