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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It's Official -

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

It's Officially Official!

We bring you this report from the desk of the newest gallery owner in Carrollton, KY.  A report of a lease signing has been verified and Main St., Carrollton, KY will now become home to River Run Gallery and Fun Art Studio.

Owner, Sharon Graves, likes "fun art" better than "fine art", and she hopes you will become familiar with the new business and all it will have to offer.

The front of the gallery with door open,  (door with awning is not River Run Gallery, but a cute business on the right.)  photo by S.L. Graves.

Graves is a prolific painter and said her home studio has become too full of the art she produces and needs a permanent place to display it.  She is also offering a place for other local artists to display their art for sale.  If you are one of those artists, a painter, photographer, jeweler, potter, fiber artist, basket weaver, etc., please contact her for details of how you too can have a seat at the table, or on the wall, or where ever.

Group, as well as individual classes will be held during the week.  Currently, Graves is teaching adult group classes on Tuesday night at News Auction Barn on Hwy 227 in Carrollton.  So far there has been much "fun art" produced and "happy times" had. Please contact Graves for further information of these classes.

Graves will also be moving her private studio to the upstairs confines of the new enterprise, so if you see a strange glow coming from the upstairs window, it is not the ghost of unfulfilled artists clanking their chains.  It's just Sharon getting in some paint time.
This window and balcony is where my private studio will be.  The glow of an artist hunched over her easel will soon be seen from there.  photo by S. L. Graves
We are told the new business will not open until early July, but you will be informed of the progress of the gallery/studio as it, well, progresses. 

 Beehive of activity.                                  Out with the old carpet as owner Bill Broberg (left)                                                        begins the rehab.  Workman (right upper photo) readies 
                                                                himself for his close up. photo by S. L. Graves

   The fully supportive spouse waves amiably as he asks, "Does this mean all that stuff downstairs is going to be moved out?"  One can only hope.

Seriously, if you're interested in participating in the new gallery space, or if you would like to take classes, please email me at and I can send you all kinds of info.  

Also, River Run Gallery and Fun Art Studio will have the full complement of blog, website, facebook page, pinterest page, etc., etc.  So if you could please share those as they come on board that would be a great help.  

For now, I must be filling out and filing all sorts of forms, getting inspections, licenses, and all sorts of things, just so you can paint or buy a piece of art.  Wish me luck.



  1. Yay! Congratulations. You chose a great place to start your gallery and classes. I am so excited for you!

  2. Thanks Fay. It's a great little space. So appreciate your support.

  3. Sharon, this is sooooo exciting! I wish I lived closer so I could watch the progress in person, but the blog and FB will have to suffice. I wish you every success in the world, and how lucky the people of your town are to be able to take lessons with you right at this gorgeous new space!!!!

  4. Thanks so much Meredith. It means a lot to have you in my corner. It is a pretty gorgeous building isn't it. It's been calling my name for months.

  5. Yeah! I'm so excited for you! This is going to be a great addition to downtown!

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  7. Thanks Jennifer. That's how you grow a town, one small business after another.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.