As a community-focused arts center, we offer a welcoming facility
where individuals can engage in creating and learning about art and sustainability.
We help children and adults exercise their creativity while learning how to “REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE.”


An Open Letter to Supporters of The Art Village

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of The Art Village. Despite our sincerest efforts and hard work we have been unable to gather adequate financial and human resources to fulfill our mission. Therefore, the Board has voted to close The Art Village effective October 31st, 2011. In the meantime, the ReUse store will remain open to liquidate remaining merchandise until October 29.

The members of The Art Village Board wish to express their appreciation to all our supporters who shared our vision and helped us realize the dream of providing a unique arts and recycling center in Woodford County. We extend our deepest gratitude to those who provided financial support through private donations and grants. We want to thank everyone who donated recycled items and those who sorted and stocked those items in the store, the incredibly talented instructors who taught art classes and made art project samples, and for those who took administrative positions as volunteers and planned and carried out the classes and art events.

We have achieved a great deal since we received our nonprofit status in 2009. We look back with pride over the past ten months that our facility has been open to the public, and we focus on the arts opportunities we have brought to our community: the first-ever Art Walk series, the third annual Art in the Park, three Sketchcrawls, many wonderful art classes, and numerous public art projects. The financial resources are in place to continue Art in the Park in 2012. What is needed now is for individuals in the community to step forward to organize and manage the fourth annual event.

We were there to assist and oversee the start up of the Official Woodford County Quilt Trail, which is moving forward with all of their community partners and will continue through the very able guidance of Coordinator Debbie Tichenor.

All of us who have served on the Board have committed to continue to find ways as individuals to support the many artists, writers and musicians in our community and to help develop future art events that will bring visitors to Woodford County to enjoy our wealth of talent.

The Art Village Board of Directors



Starting Thursday, October 13, we will begin selling all furnishings and fixtures which must be picked up on Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31 ONLY.

All existing inventory can be purchased during regular store hours:
October 13th – 22nd : Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Sat. 9am to 1 pm
October 24th – 29th: Daily with extended hours 9am – 7pm.

Only cash and checks will be accepted. All items not picked up on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 will be disposed of.