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Ardmore Ceramic Art Studios
unique functional & sculpted ceramics from South Africa

Shelley Brenner Baird
fiber artist

Nek Chand
wonderful found object art & magnificent Rock Garden in India

Cielo y Tierra Tours
cultural excursions in the Maya highlands of Chiapas, Mexico

Columbusart.com
featuring local arts & performance websites

Martha Crow
artist specializing in oil painting

Nancy Crow
artist, quilt maker, teacher, art tours organizer

Crow Home Inspection
central Ohio's Professional Home Inspector

Eco-Artware
gifts from recycled, reused and natural materials

Grafix Arts
quality plastic films for art, craft, graphics, drafting and design

Vivian Harvey
educational travel seminars to Latin America

Terry Jarrard-Dimond
fiber artist

Ann Johnston
quilt artist, fabric dyer, author, teacher

Ohio Art League
non-profit organization of artists and supporters of the arts in Ohio

Karen Rumora
oil paintings, custom pet portraits, landscapes

Annette Salrin
Alley Gallery of Fine Art exhibits her most recent works of oil and watercolor.

Michael Salrin
digital photography

Selvedge
fine textiles publication

Strand Tea Company
offering several herbal and organic varieties

Odette Tolksdorf
textile artist, teacher, tour organizer

Trash Backwards
the reuse revolution

Judi Warren Blaydon
quilt maker, artist, author, teacher

Wire Magic
is a guide to wire crafts, & includes galleries, tools, books, etc.

Zero Landfill
is an award winning upcycling program that supports the supply needs of local artists and arts educators.

Michelle Stitzlein bottlecap art

Art Grange contact information

Art Grange Story

Since its founding in 1867, the National Grange has served as an advocate for family farmers and rural communities. Functioning Grange Halls were once a common site in small rural midwest towns. Built in 1952, the typical two-story concrete block Fairfield County Grange #1534 was a place for farmers to congregate with family, friends, and neighbors. Meetings and square dances were held upstairs in the open space (with hardwood floors and a stage) while country fare (hot dogs, baked beans, cakes and pies) was being served banquet style downstairs.

Unfortunately, due to urban sprawl and declining membership, the Fairfield County Grange #1534 members dissolved their chapter in 2000. Michelle & Nathaniel were living in a small house in Columbus, Ohio, and were actively looking for an interesting home (old school houses, churches, or train stations) that would allow space for their studios.

Purchased at auction in December of 2000, the Grange in Baltimore, Ohio, while somewhat simple (maybe even homely) architecturally, offered everything from the viewpoint of an artist. Light, space... and more space. Michelle and Nathaniel renovated the lower level for their living quarters and maintained the open space on the upper level for their studios.

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Art Grange photos