Thursday, December 11, 2008

Come play in our sandbox!

That's what our lacemaking artist Stephen says when someone new comes to our center, to take a class or visit an exhibition, or just to chat and see what we are up to. By "we" I mean the small group of fiber artists, gourd artists, and other fun people who have become the core of the Old Jail Art Center at 1002 17th Street in Bedford, Indiana, in the building everyone calls the "Old Jail" because, well, that's what it is. It's a great old limestone building that once served as the Lawrence County Jail and Sheriff's Residence. I put that in capitals because that's how it is designated on the Indiana Register of Historic Places.

But I digress. What I wanted to say was, come play in our sandbox. If you are interested in the arts, however large or small, and in promoting the arts in off-the-beaten-track places like Bedford, we'd love to hear from you. Please also visit our website at, and let us know what you think. And most of all, if you are anywhere near the Bedford area, please write and arrange a visit to our center. We aren't keeping regular hours yet, but as our one-year anniversary approaches, that might change soon.

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