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Match-goal reached for art mentoring program: Art Gallery of Constitution Square highlights local, regional artists  

The Arts Commission reached its match goal for the Fund for the Arts “Building a Community of ArtistEntrepreneurs.” This program will pair five established artists with five emerging young artists to enhance, experiment and pass on artistic skills and develop strategies for developing a successful arts business.

Individuals interested in applying for the program may contact Mimi Becker at arts@historicdanvilleky.com for information and an application. Participants in any arts field are welcome to apply. 

The grant funds include stipends, materials allowances and field experiences to visit innovative arts programs and businesses around the state. Applications will be accepted through June, with selections made in July. The program will begin in September and run through the fall and winter.

A showcase place

The Art Gallery at Constitution Square has been established to showcase the work of local artists. Visitors to Danville can see a variety of work particularly depicting local scenes. The gallery is open variable hours each day. For information on schedule, contact arts@historicdanvilleky.com. Artists interested in displaying items for sale may also contact the Arts Commission.

The Arts Commission supports local children’s participation in summer art programs such as the West T. Hill camps in July. Scholarships are available through the Arts Commission’s Powell Performing Arts Scholarship Fund.

Contact West T. Hill for information on camp registration and scholarship application procedures.