New Artist Guild Formed

artistguildThe Smethport Artists’ & Artisans’ Guild was formed on April 8 to cultivate and promote the creative arts and encourage community participation in visual and performing arts. Hosted at the Keppel Stone Works Studio, the new Guild drafted bylaws governing its activities, which are expected to include exhibitions, performances, shows, workshops and demonstrations. Membership is open to Smethport region residents at $5 for students of at least 16 years of age, $10 for individuals, and $25 for families. The Guild intends to file for 501(c) (3) tax exempt status.