I have puttered around with Tiglio Arts for the last nine years, having put it on hold briefly when we moved back to Minnesota from Florida and then starting it with renewed vigor this past year. Why the change? I had an opportunity to move my home studio to a shared, dedicated space in the Northrup King Building in the Northeast Arts District of Minneapolis. We toured a couple of different spaces in the newly reclaimed southwest corner of the first floor. There were several thin narrow spaces, some with doors directly outside, that were duly considered. Then we saw the one in the corner, at the end of the long hall from the main entrance. The windows. The light. It was love at first sight for my studio mates and me. The Studios at Chautauqua Lane were born that day and has been growing and evolving ever since.
In the last year at Chautauqua Lane, we have had our first Art A Whirl, Art Attack and holiday Ornament Show experiences. We have learned a lot, made some changes, and have become full time artists. We have met many wonderful people, both visitors and fellow artists. The Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota meets in our classroom space most First Thursdays and the occasional Sunday afternoon.