Crepe Myrtle Art Gallery set to open Saturday

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 29, 2005

If you like your art &uot;homegrown,&uot; a new Greenville business will be the perfect place to visit.

This Saturday, August 13, will be the grand opening of Crepe Myrtle Art Gallery, which will feature largely primitive-style and representational art, all created by local artists and artisans.

The new gallery, owned by Hubbard and Debra Smith, will be located at 900 Fort Dale Road, in the former Nall Photography Studio building.

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Many well-known area talents are slated to display their work for show and sale in the gallery, which will feature paintings, pencil drawings, pen and ink drawings, stained glass and work in other mediums.

Smith, who operates a local lawn care business, is also an artist. He has had some of his own paintings on display at Just Julie’s Caf\u00E9, and says he is excited about this opportunity to show off a number of local talents in one convenient spot.

&uot;I’ve talked with many people about the gallery, and they all seem to feel Greenville is ready for a place like this,&uot; Smith said.

The new gallery will be open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

&uot;We hope folks will come out and support this. If all goes well with this venture, we are considering opening a bookstore in the same building later on,&uot; Hubbard said.