art gallery http://tristatesradio.com en Monmouth Building Chosen for Artist Studios http://tristatesradio.com/post/monmouth-building-chosen-artist-studios <p>After months of study, the Spurgeons building on South Main Street in Monmouth was selected to house artist studios and a retail shop to sell their work.<br /><br />The choice was made by city representatives and members of <a href="http://www.artspace.org/" target="_blank">ArtSpace</a>, which is a non-profit arts development and consulting organization from Minneapolis.<br /><br />The Spurgeons building has a limestone front and was built in 1940.<br /> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 23:56:42 +0000 Rich Egger 12295 at http://tristatesradio.com Monmouth Building Chosen for Artist Studios New Art Studio Will Create Opportunities Downtown http://tristatesradio.com/post/new-art-studio-will-create-opportunities-downtown <p>Monmouth wants to spur economic development in the downtown. Public meetings have shown residents would like to see a vigorous arts community develop downtown.<br /><br />Community Development Director Paul Schuytema said the city will rehabilitate a building downtown into an art studio and gallery. The new project will create foot traffic and new business opportunities. He said the original plan was to offer artists studio and gallery space and apartments. A study showed that was not economically feasible.<br /> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 20:46:06 +0000 James Lenz 11131 at http://tristatesradio.com New Art Studio Will Create Opportunities Downtown