The Hapeville Arts Alliance Creating The Norton Arts Center

2 Feb

Several local residents have formed the Hapeville Arts Alliance to encourage the growth of a vibrant arts community in the City of Hapeville.  Long-term plans are to attract dozens of artists to live and work in our community.  A significant presence of artists in Hapeville will set our City apart and ulitmately lead to galleries and restaurants that will greatly increase the quality of life in our community.

As a first step, the Arts Alliance has partnered with local resident and business owner Gene Norton to transform the large, two-story yellow house at 781 North Central Avenue into an arts center.  This facility will have a gallery, a classroom for art lessons, and individual spaces where seven artists will work.  The grand opening of the Norton Arts Center is planned for March.

While much progress has been made on the renovation of the arts center, we still need volunteers to help make this dream a reality! Work will include cleaning, painting, and landscaping.  If you have time to help out, please email David Burt at and let me know that you are coming.  If you know others who would be interested, please forward this email to them.

The Norton Arts Center is just the beginning!  Be on the lookout for more announcements from the Arts Alliance over the coming months.

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