Arta turned one year old on October 30, 2018. As I sit with my coffee this morning and reflect back on the past 12 months, it’s not the acquisition of the shop, or the whirlwind renovation/ rebrand, nor is it the memory of the relentless snow of last winter that strikes me the most deeply, it’s the relationships we’ve developed with our new community. It turns out that the former owners of Galeyrie, now Arta, had built friendships with artists, urologists, teachers, financial advisors, newlyweds, and pet owners, all of whom, we now call our neighbors and friends. To all of you, thank you for trusting us to care for your photos, travel mementos, heirlooms, and so much more. We take the responsibility to heart and are so grateful to get to know each of you.
Looking ahead to 2019 we, at Arta, are so inspired and eager to work with you on your next project, and to bring you the very best in service and exciting new products. Some highlights you can look forward to in 2019 is our NEW SPACE. Yes, you read correctly, we are moving just a few buildings away into the former 5-County Credit Union. There, we will have a huge, bright showroom and a generous workshop space. We’ll keep you posted on our progress and when you can expect to find us at our new home.
And finally, because we are part of the creative economy of this region, we have a passion for, and a responsibility to support local artists and non-profits. Not only will we bring you the incredible work of photographers, multi-media artists, calligraphers and others, we will host select exhibitions that will benefit local non-profits that align with our values. We are so proud to be able to share our region’s creative wealth with you, our community.