Growing an arts district in downtown Farmington

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Growing an arts district in downtown Farmington

‘Arts kind of became the DNA of downtown,’ official says Farmington,
Studio 116 on Main Street, owned by Karen Ellsbury and Patrick Hazen, is part of Farmington’s Arts and Cultural district designation.
An artist paints at Artifacts Gallery’s free weekly figure drawing class hosted every Thursday afternoon for the past two years.
A couple from out of town browse the art at Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington. Owner Bev Taylor said often more tourists than locals pass through the gallery.
The addition of the Studio Bake Shoppe Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington created a gathering space to look at and buy art in the gallery.
Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington originally was a lumber warehouse but was eventually turned into an open studio art space in 1999.
Artist Chris Cook in the upstairs studio he rents at Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington.
Artist Chris Cook uses pastels for his depiction of Ice Lakes in his upstairs studio at Artifacts Gallery.
Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington still resembles the all-wood warehouse it was in the early 1900s, but with the addition of twinkle lights.

Growing an arts district in downtown Farmington

Studio 116 on Main Street, owned by Karen Ellsbury and Patrick Hazen, is part of Farmington’s Arts and Cultural district designation.
An artist paints at Artifacts Gallery’s free weekly figure drawing class hosted every Thursday afternoon for the past two years.
A couple from out of town browse the art at Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington. Owner Bev Taylor said often more tourists than locals pass through the gallery.
The addition of the Studio Bake Shoppe Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington created a gathering space to look at and buy art in the gallery.
Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington originally was a lumber warehouse but was eventually turned into an open studio art space in 1999.
Artist Chris Cook in the upstairs studio he rents at Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington.
Artist Chris Cook uses pastels for his depiction of Ice Lakes in his upstairs studio at Artifacts Gallery.
Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington still resembles the all-wood warehouse it was in the early 1900s, but with the addition of twinkle lights.
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