By Lena Mitchell
Daily Journal Corinth Bureau
CORINTH – The Corinth Artist Guild Gallery is moving to a new, more visible location on Fillmore Street, formerly occupied by Dodd Eye Clinic.
The nonprofit gallery will remain in its current space at 507 Cruise St. for sales through Christmas Eve, then begin the move the day after Christmas, said Guild President Sonny Boatman.
Early in the new year the gallery will reopen at 609 N. Fillmore St., rented from Dr. John Dodd who has moved his eye clinic across the street.
“A number of select items are reduced for holiday sales by 20 to 40 percent,” Boatman said. “In addition to our usual inventory, we have some special quilted throws and knitted scarfs.”
Gallery board member and artist Jesse Ables made a presentation to the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau this week to request grant funding of $450 to pay for ads in the local newspaper through the end of the year to publicize the move and sale. The grant was approved.
The guild, which is completely staffed by volunteers, also is considering bids for online promotion and advertising, including social media, and requested a $360 grant for the project. The tourism board voted to reconsider the request when the online advertising and promotion plan is finalized and the request is resubmitted.
Ables said they’re expecting the higher visibility location on Fillmore Street with increased foot traffic, the new restaurant next door to that location and improved parking access will help bring more customers for the art work and gift items sold in the gallery.
• What: Pre-holiday sale and relocation announcement
• Where: 507 Cruise St., Corinth
• When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
• For more information: (662) 665-0520