Dragonfly Arts

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I currently share a store front with 10 other artists in Canton,, SD. We call ourselves Dragonfly Arts and we are attached to Haisch Pharmacy in Canton. Here is some additional information on the shop and organization:

www.cantondragonflyarts.com

In April 2010, two artists had a vision for an artist co-op to promote art in the Canton area. In July 2010, Dragonfly Arts was founded. Because Dragonfly Arts is a co-op, it means all artists share ownership and responsibility. The shop was named Dragonfly Arts because the dragonfly insect represents renewal, power of life and positive force, plus Canton is located right on the Sioux River.

Currently, the shop is open Wednesday through Friday from 12 p.m – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. To see the gallery at other times please call 605-360-9810. The goal of Dragonfly Arts is to market original handcrafted merchandise, to inspire creativity, to share with our community various talented individuals, and to draw people in with values similar to all members including: integrity, trust, loyalty, camaraderie, promotion and ultimately the success of Dragonfly Arts. It is the hope of Dragonfly Arts that we can energize the public about the artistic talent that surrounds us, inspire others to use their creativity, and become an outlet for display.

Art abounds in many forms, and, hopefully, we will be able to provide an outlet for those ideas to grow and allow others to enjoy the art. As the gallery becomes established, it is our goal to give back to the community. A percentage of every sale will be directed towards a future event to encourage community involvement and to bring recognition to the arts. Artists come from all over the Canton area and as far away as Centerville. We currently have 12 artists involved in Dragonfly Arts and are still accepting new artists. If you are an artist or are interested in becoming a member, please call Kari at 605-360-9810 or e-mail dragonflyarts@live.com. The gallery offers classes a few times a year. Like us on Facebook so you can keep up to date on our class schedule! Our schedule is also listed on our Website at www.cantondragonflyarts.com

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