Artist community Bella Bottega to debut this summer on Honea Egypt Road
Kimberly Hardick, a ceramic artist, will debut Bella Bottega, a collective artist community, at 903 Honea Egypt Road, Magnolia. (Courtesy Kimberly Hardick)
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Kimberly Hardick, a ceramic artist, will debut Bella Bottega, a collective artist community, at 903 Honea Egypt Road, Magnolia, with the first studio spaces available in August. Construction is expected to begin in June. The space will include nine studios for artists as well as a community space with a kitchen and bathroom for the artists leasing the space to hold workshops or gather. Although the studio space will not be open to the public, Hardick said she looks forward to the artist community hosting fine arts festivals off-site with juried art shows.
"We really want to help support the artists in the community and also create a community for ourselves," she said.
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.