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MiAppa to host afternoon reception in downtown Huntington

Oct. 31, 2012 @ 10:54 AM

 HUNTINGTON —  Made in Appalachia (MiAppa) will host a reception to celebrate their newest addition to the MiAppa Family, the MiAppa Artisan Place (MAP).

The reception will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Antique Mall across from the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in downtown Huntington.

Beth Darlas, (MiAppa Supervisor), said the grand opening for the new shop, to be located at 948 4th Ave. in the Frederick Building, has been delayed due to the shipment of the carpet.

However, they will still have a reception only at the Antique Mall at 926 4th Ave., at The Made in Appalachia gallery.

MiAppa is a program dedicated to elevating art and artist throughout the entire Appalachian region. Members enjoy educational opportunities, marketing assistance, funding opportunities, increased web presence, networking and a host of other benefits. Beginning and established artists/artisans have a place with a MiAppa Artisan Place.

MiAppa shops/galleries are nonprofit. Member artists and artisans sell commission free. What you pay goes directly to the artist. When you buy from a MiAppa Artisan Place, you are supporting local artists, and they can offer you truly unique, beautiful work at amazingly affordable prices.

MiAppa (Made in Appalachia) is the non-profit economic development division of the Center for Appalachian Philanthropy, providing support and services to Appalachian area artists, artisans and crafters.

In addition to the downtown Huntington locations, MiAppa shops are also located at the Boneyfiddle Historic District in Portsmouth, and historic Vanceburg, Ky.

For more information on sponsorship of the MiAppa program, please call 740-876-4262 or stop by the MiAppa Huntington Downtown locations. Additional information is available online at www.miappa.com.