Arts Alive gallery to open in former Fine Arts Blount space

Lyda Plemons, owner of the new Arts.alive Gallery, stands in front of her new space with photographer Regina Garner. Regina is one of the featured exhibitors at the new gallery.

Lyda Plemons, owner of the new Arts.alive Gallery, stands in front of her new space with photographer Regina Garner. Regina is one of the featured exhibitors at the new gallery.

Lyda Plemons was happy to see the Fine Arts Blount organization, of which she is a member, get new space for their classes and art gallery. They needed more space and the move to Broadway would be a good one.

Lydia, however, decided to keep the arts alive in the space below Dandy Lions in the old Blount County Library and Red Cross building. She decided to open her own gallery there, adding another venue for the arts in downtown Maryville.

Arts.Alive will have its grand opening on Friday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. The public is invited.

Plemons concept for the gallery includes a variety of different mediums and artist who will show their work there. There will also be classes for adults, teens and children. Plemons is an artist and instructor, working primarily in oils and pastels. Classes at the gallery will begin this month, and Plemons will have a full schedule of classes for visitors to pick up at the grand opening.

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