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MiAppa announces grand opening of the new artisan place

Published 6:39pm Saturday, October 20, 2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Made in Appalachia (MiAppa) will host the grand opening and reception of its newest addition to the MiAppa Family, the MiAppa Artisan Place (MAP). It is located within the historic Frederick Hotel Building, 948 Fourth Ave.

The reception will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The Made in Appalachia gallery, is still located across from the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 926 Fourth Ave.

MiAppa doesn’t just offer its members retail outlets from which to sell their work. It is a program dedicated to elevating art and artist throughout the entire Appalachian region. Our 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.

MiAppa shops/galleries are nonprofit. Member artists and artisans sell commission free. Price 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. We do seek and accept sponsor and donor support.

MiAppa (Made in Appalachia) is the nonprofit 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, Kentucky.

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

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