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Artist Guild of Nolensville makes debut, looks to future

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The Artist Guild of Nolensville made its debut at the Broken Wheel Festival at Mill Creek Brewery on Sept. 11. 

Organizers formed a new board, received a charter and are finalizing bylaws to establish as a nonprofit. 

Artist Guild of Nolensville is dedicated to the advancement of the arts, enriching the human experience through education, exhibitions and community outreach at all levels.

The group plans on featuring artists of the month, offering workshops and classes to raise money for scholarships for art students in any related field. 

“Our goal is in five years to have enough money to lease a building, hire a part-time director offering the community a welcome center and art council,” organizer Anna Hill said. 

An exhibit room at Dugger Realty at 9927 Sam Donald Court in Nolensville will house the group for the time being with an exhibit planned for October. 

At the festival, Todd Saal painted a watercolor of the Broken Wheel Festival. The piece was auctioned off on the group's Facebook page with half of the proceeds gifted to RoundUp of Nolensville. 

On Saturday, the group will have a booth at Cruz n with the Cops at the Church of Nolensville. Board members will be available to talk and will display art and photography. 

Plein air painting will be held in the parking lot, and a paint by number banner for children to paint at the event will be presented as a gift to the Nolensville Police Department. 

To learn more about the Artist Guild of Nolensville, visit www.facebook.com/Artist-Guild-of-Nolensville. The group will plan additional activities and exhibits, and the site will provide updates.

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