Resale shop plans to open gallery for young artists
Located just a couple of blocks off the Square, Mas Treasured Finds & Gifts has plans to convert expansion space acquired in October into a gallery in 2014.
The shop will provide gallery space for high school students and recent graduates to show their artwork, owner Elizabeth Sloane said.
Theres a lot of raw talent in Georgetown, especially coming out of the high school, she said. Were revamping the entire store to allow space for the gallery.
The resale shop offers a selection of furniture, home decor, clothing and jewelry and rents small spaces to local vendors to showcase their products.
At the beginning of the year, Sloane said vendors would be shifting at the store, with some moving out and new ones moving in.
Since opening in June, the shop has also brought in Custom Frames by Daniel, which operates inside the store, and Mas has continued to expand as space has become available.
Kimberly Keller, a former art teacher at Georgetown High School, hosts painting classes at Mas and said she anticipates the gallery will give her a chance to continue networking with former students and give them real-world experience in a gallery.
I kept thinking there has to be some way to honor their contribution to our art world, Keller said. What better way than to self-promote your artwork? Nothing feels as validating as to have someone pay for your artwork.
High school and college-age artists interested in showing and selling their work at Mas may email Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mas Treasured Finds & Gifts, 304 W. Eighth St., 512-888-4717, www.mastreasuredfinds.com