Cafe Art Space

Community Art @ South Royalton Market

Art brings communities together! This is why we feature local artists in our Cafe Art Space every month. Often just one artist is featured, and their work is usually for sale. Sometimes we exhibit the collective works of local school art classes, child care centers, library book clubs and the like. We try to hold a staff as well as a member art show each year too.

Interested in becoming one of our featured local artists? Email our outreach coordinator, Heather, at outreach@soromarket.coop to get the ball rolling. You can also read our “Cafe Art Space Info Sheet” right here on our website to learn more. Our Cafe Art Space brings joy to us all!

Just a note: You may ask why we call our Art Space, a “Cafe” Art Space when we currently offer no cafe seating. Our cafe tables went away when the pandemic hit, and will return when it is deemed safe…and we will dance joyfully!

SoRo Fiber Artist, Gisele MacHarg

We are delighted to have 42 pieces of Gisele’s artwork up in the Cafe Art Space this month! This renowned artist’s work is exquisite and must be appreciated in person. Below is a statement from the artist herself. Pictured are Gisele and her husband and expert artwork hanger, Michael.   In my early youth in France, I was surrounded by relatives who created beautiful fiber items knitting, tailoring or doing needlepoint. Then my dad took me to Le Louvre Museum and this visit was an eye opener for me into the world of art. Years later after a long teaching

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SoRo Fiber Artist, Gisele MacHarg

We are delighted to have 42 pieces of Gisele’s artwork up in the Cafe Art Space this month! This renowned artist’s work is exquisite and must be appreciated in person. Below is a statement from the artist herself. Pictured are Gisele and her husband and expert artwork hanger, Michael.  

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Cafe Art Space Info

We welcome the creative expression of the community. That includes school and after school groups, community groups, group shows organized by a teacher or group of friends and solo exhibits.

Preference is given to people who live (whether year-round or seasonally) in the greater area.

11.5 feet wide X 6 feet tall

Each show is up for about a month. To avoid getting in the way of customer traffic, we put up and take down exhibits after we close on Sundays at 6:00 pm. Usually, we plan to do this on the first and last Sunday of each month.

The Cafe Artspace is readily seen by all customers and is part of the workspace for our cashiers. The images in the art should be appropriate for general public viewing.

Artwork can be in any media that can hang safely from the wall.

Hanging & Removal
The artist is responsible for hanging and removing the exhibit. The Co-op has a toolbox and ladders that you are welcome to use. Please do not use tape or adhesives.

We have two ways for you to put up your work:

  1. Homosote, a surface that takes push pins and small nails and is appropriate for light-weight work
  2. A rail and wire system with adjustable hangers for heavier, framed or larger works. Multiple pieces can hang on a single wire. We have many wires and hangers, so no need to worry if there are enough.

Work can be for sale or not. The Co-op will refer any interested customers directly to the artist. The Co-op is not involved with any art sales and does not take commissions on sales. In place of commissions, we encourage artists to make a donation of their chosen amount to a local food shelf or other local, charitable organization.

We ask that artists furnish the Co-op with a number of business cards to offer prospective buyers. Also, we are happy to display a photo and some biographical information about artists if they would like to supply us with that as well. Customers love having this information, and it helps us when putting your exhibit on our social media pages.

Heather is our Outreach Coordinator and will be working with you.

Email Heather

Thank you for your interest!