The arts seem to flourish in downtown Findlay, and it’s proven that art is ever growing with Kan Du Studio’s new move. From a small workshop to a full-blown studio and gallery, this is the place where unused materials go to get up-cycled and turned into unique pieces ready for purchase.
The idea began in 2007 as an extension of Blanchard Valley Industries but has since grown to new heights as artists from around the area have taken notice and taken part. They describe themselves as an “energetic art studio for differently abled adults,” and take pride in their motto and state of mind that anyone “Kan Du” anything they put their minds to, and that the future is full of possibilities.
Kan Du hosts many artists of all ages and currently sells fine art including magnets, garden ornaments, and paintings to the Findlay community.
They debuted their new studio and gallery at 318 W. Main Cross on February 6th, and this new beginning brings about changes for the studio. Now with both a studio and gallery, Kan Du Studio becomes the Kan Du Community Art Center, which features art exhibitions, classes for all ages and abilities, creating and collaborating with artists from around the area, and a place for the arts and artists to come together to improve the community and make a living.
To celebrate their new look as an Art Center, they hosted a public grand opening on February 24th to bring in a new era of Kan Du art and artists, which they hope will benefit all of the Findlay community and help local artists achieve their dreams.
Kan Du Studio is located at 318 W. Main Cross. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
For more information call 419-423-5775, visit kandustudio.org and “Kan Du Studio” on Facebook.