Artists to be displaced after Menifee Art & Boutique closure at the end of October

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Kathy Crain is the Visual Art Chair and boutique manager for Arts Council Menifee. She is also a versatile artist that shows many of her own works at the gallery. With its closure at the end of this month, more than 70 artists are seeking a new space to continue sharing their talents with the community. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
About 70 local artists and artisans are losing the space where they showed and sold their works for the past year. Arts Council Menifee members who regularly displayed their talents at the Menifee Art & Boutique at Cherry Hills Plaza will have to vacate by the end of the month. A recent sale of the complex has ousted them to make room for a dance studio. Along with losing a permanent location to show and sell artworks, the gallery gave the public an opportunity to learn about some of the great talent living in their community. “It’s amazing how many people come by to buy,” ACM’s Visual Art Chair and boutique manager Kathy Crain said. “We’re getting to be known and people want us to stay; we’re helping to make this a destination spot.” The present space of about 2,
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