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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015
FRAA Art Center relocating to Old Town
The Florence Regional Arts
Alliance (FRAA) will soon
have a new home in Old Town,
at 120 Maple St.
Responding to a members
survey, the FRAA board voted
to make the move in order to be
more accessible to the general
public, as well as more respon-
sive to the needs of its mem-
bership and artistic community.
The new location will
include a large classroom area
offering a wide variety of class-
es, along with space for special
events. Three distinct gallery
areas will be available for
members to exhibit and sell
their artwork. One area will
exhibit art on a commission-
Though the number of art
pieces may be limited, this area
will include wall space, cases,
racks and pedestals for 3-D art,
prints, cards and more.
Another area will offer
artists individual marketing
spaces for a monthly rental fee.
These spaces are six feet wide,
floor to ceiling, and three feet
deep. A limited number of half
space rentals will also be avail-
able in this area for 2-D and 3-
The exhibit areas are con-
ducive for all types of artwork,
from paintings, photography,
pottery and jewelry, to fused
glass, wood carving, fabric
arts, multi-media art and more.
To display artwork, samples
must be submitted to the
gallery committee in advance,
either by sending digital photos
to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
by bringing artwork in to 120
Maple St. on Aug. 13, between
9 a.m. and noon.
The committee is looking for
original artwork executed by
the artist, representing their
creativity and skills.
For more information about
securing exhibit space, or about
the grand opening membership
offer for current and new mem-
bers, email fraaoregon@gmail
Membership is required to
exhibit at the Art Center, and
members receive discounts on
many classes and special
The FRAA Art Center will
open at its new location on
Wednesday, Sept. 2. Hours will
be Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Sunday, noon to 5
p.m., and Saturdays, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art Classes, workshops and
special events will take place
on Mondays, Tuesdays or in
the morning or evenings on the
To learn more about present
and future events scheduled at
FRAA, visit www.fraaoregon
R IDE WITH A C ITY
C OUNCILOR A UG . 6
Do you have a great idea or thought you would like to
share with the Florence City Council? The City Council has
started the Ride with a Councilor program so that citizens
can share them. Each month, a city councilor or Florence
Mayor Joe Henry will ride the Rhody Express to answer
questions and hear suggestions.
Hop aboard and talk to Mayor Henry on Ride with a
Councilor day, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 6, from
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., on the Rhody Express.
Fares for the Rhody Express are $1 per trip or $2 per day.
For more information about the program, call the City
Manager’s Department at 541-997-3437.
For a detailed bus schedule, pick up a brochure at the
Chamber of Commerce, City Hall or online at www.ltd.org
/rhody. For more information, call the Rhody Express at
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