North Town Gallery at 977 Main St. has two openings for artists, who, if selected, would be in the Stone Mountain Arts Incubator Micro-Enterprise program (SMart Inc).
David Thomas, president and artistic director of , which manages the SMart Inc. program at several galleries including North Town, told Patch this week that artist Meredith Bridges had been in the space, but is now a Masters of Fine Arts program candidate at Georgia State University - a rigorous time committment. Artist Angela Williams, who also was at North Town, is teaching, Thomas said.
From ART Station's release about the openings:
Artist must have studio and galleries open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All utilities are paid by the program and 95% of the rent is paid. Artist must agree to pay a 30% commission on sales to the City of Stone Mountain. Artist must meet eligible income requirements and must attend two monthly workshops in order to be eligible for the program. The program is highly competitive.
SMart, Inc. is Georgia’s only Micro Enterprise Program which uses the arts "as a tool for economic revitalization," ART Station said.
Chosen artists for the program go through a competitive process based on criteria including: quality of their art work; the accessibility of their art work to the current market; the pricing structure of the art work; and the professional presentation of the finished art.
Gallery visitors can see the exhibited pieces and the artists at work during the required hours and days.