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gcagg opening 3Artists and customers celebrate the opening of Grant County Art Guild’s new Gallery in downtown Silver City, Nov. 17, 2018. (Picture courtesy of the Guild)The Grant County Art Guild Gallery opened its new doors November 17 with an opening reception for customers, artist members and friends. The new space, at the corner of Bullard and Market in the former Hester House building, is the new home of the 50 year old Guild and represents the fine art and fine crafts of over 25 local talents.

It’s closed on Thanksgiving day, but come in for post Thanksgiving shopping all day Friday. Gift ideas include original paintings, photography, prints, greeting cards, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, home décor, and more – all by local artists and artisans.

Also note that Saturday the Gallery is open late, closing at 7:00 p.m. Come downtown early to see new arty gifts for Christmas and occasions. Grab a cookie before grabbing a spot nearby for the 28th Lighted Christmas Parade that starts at 7:00.

Come shop at GCAGG every day except holidays. Normal non-holiday Hours are Monday through Saturday – 10:00-5:00, and Sunday – 12:00-4:00.

For more information, you may email Karen Stephenson at karenphotoarts@gmail.com

Photos courtesy of John Sterle

The American Legion Allingham-Golding Post/Unit 18 held a potluck dinner recognizing Boys State and Girls State on Saturday, November 17.

Advanced Airlines is thrilled to be providing air service to your community!

Advanced Air flights will begin January 6, 2019 from Grand County Airport with 17 weekly round trips to Albuquerque and 7 weekly round trips to Phoenix. It is our number one priority to provide you with safe, reliable service you can depend on. Our background is in private charter, so we provide a high level of customer service and we want to ensure that all of your questions are answered, feedback is addressed, and you get from point A to B as efficiently and comfortably as possible.

2018 grant county community foundationGrant County Community Foundation ribbon cutting (Courtesy photo)The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Grant County Community Foundation at the non-profit Center today. The address is 1106 North Pope Street in Silver City, New Mexico. Barrett Baxter is shown cutting the ribbon with board members of the organizations on hand to watch. Charmeine Wait with Silver City Mainstreet and Sabrina Pack with the Chamber of Commerce Board held the ribbon for the ceremony.

oniken20181115Pictured left to right: Sensei Chelsea Been, Jayden Been, Ethan Rico and Anthony Jimenez Jr. (Courtesy Photo)Congratulations to Oni Ken Karate's Shuri Ryu style white/yellow stripe belt and green/white stripe belts from the Little Dragons class (3 to 5yrs.). 

evergreen garden clubRocio Cortez, Lequita Lett, and Tresa Berridge, holding a completed Marine Wreath and a work in progress. (Courtesy Photo)The Evergreen Garden Club is busy creating wreaths for every branch of the Military to be used by community military groups for occasions such as Memorial Day, Wreaths Across America, Veterans Day, etc. The Club meets monthly at the Grant County Extension Office meeting room the third Thursday of each month. For more information call Lequita Lett, 538-3216

The State of New Mexico has hired a local veteran, David Morrison, to fill the position of Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Representative that has been vacant for over two years at the Workforce Solutions office at 410 West Broadway here in Silver City. The federally mandated position gives local eligible veterans that have a significant barrier to gainful employment; such as a disability, low income, or being homeless; the services of a fellow disabled veteran to assist them in securing a better quality of living.

The Grant County Art Guild is shaking things up. In the 50th year since its founding, the Guild is making big changes. After showing its artwork for decades at the historic Hearst Church up Highway 15 in Pinos Altos, the Guild is opening a new showplace, aptly named the Grant County Art Guild Gallery, on the main drag in historic downtown Silver City. The new space is at the corner of Bullard and Market in the former Hester House building. The lovely purple building formerly held a classy and popular gift and candy store that, sadly, closed after being in business for 50 years. 

As one 50 year old entity moves into space recently left by another 50 year old entity, it should be noted that the Guild isn’t trying to replace Hester House. Theirs would be impossible shoes to fill. However, the Guild hopes to add a vibrant and exciting venue to downtown as it celebrates and represents the fine art and fine crafts of over 20 local talented artists.

Not only is the Gallery move a dramatic change for the Guild, but other huge changes are happening. At its Pinos Altos location, the Gallery was open only on weekends and holidays and only for half of the year as it was deemed too cold to be open in Winter.  However, at its new location, the Gallery will be open 7 days per week, year round, except typical holidays.

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