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CTAC is heart of Duncan art

DUNCAN  Darcy Reeves admits she had mixed feelings when the Chisholm Trail Arts Council moved out of its former home. The old place wasn't just comfortable; it had some unique architectural features, including a homey loft office.

But Reeves said it took just one visit to the Arts Council's current location at 810 W. Walnut to convince her that it was going to be a great space.

That was three years ago, and CTAC's current home, just a block off Main Street and adjacent to the Hodgson Studio of Music and Drama, now has its own inviting feel and unique architectural features, including an exposed brick interior wall and an open staircase leading to a second-level loft office.

 "Since the time we moved here I've loved this space as well," said Reeves, who has been the CTAC director for four years. "It's neat because it's unique."

Reeves recently reported to members and supporters of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce that about $9,000 worth of art has been sold through the gallery over the past three years. She said it's her hope that even more people will visit in 2018 and beyond, motivated to check out works of local artists.

The gallery, which features artists utilizing various media, also plays host to occasional "painting parties" and other arts events to draw in new patrons. CTAC has even collaborated occasionally with Hodgson's to make people more aware of arts opportunities in downtown Duncan.

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