Aiken’s Art & Soul artist co-operative expands

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Art & Soul of Aiken, the hub for local artists in downtown Aiken, is expanding its current location in The Alley.

“We have been very gratified with how well Art & Soul has been received by Aiken artists as well as by those who shop for high quality local art,” said Kim Rising, who co-owns Art & Soul with Stacy O’Sullivan.

The expansion doubles the store’s square footage, gives the gallery more floor space for displays and more room for holding art classes and special events. One of those special events is an annual art contest for Aiken County students, including homeschooled.

47 local artists rent spaces at Art & Soul, displaying a wide range of art from stained and leaded glass, to sculptures, pottery, paintings, and wood creations.

Rising and O’Sullivan founded Art & Soul in 2016 as a place where local artists could gather, display their work and encourage visual art in Aiken.

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