Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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March 6, 2013

Grayson Gallery gets tax-exempt status

March 6, 2013 — The Grayson Gallery and Art Center, which will celebrate its third anniversary at this year’s Memory Days, has received its 501(c) 3 federal tax exemption – a huge milestone for the organization.

Though the gallery officially has been a non-profit organization for a year, getting tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service is even more significant in terms of fundraising.

Donations to official 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations typically are tax deductible, often a financial incentive to those looking to give to such groups.

“Now that we’ve gotten our tax exempt status, we’d like to do some fundraising so we can expand our offerings to the community,” said Dan Click, gallery co-founder.

The gallery already has seen work submitted from throughout the tri-state area but Click feels that even more artist participation could happen if resources were in place to keep the facility open longer hours.

“Eventually, we would like be open as much as the tourism office, Tuesday through Saturday,” said Mindy Woods-Click, gallery co-founder.

The gallery recently received a grant from the Brushy Fork Institute in Berea to develop an Arts & Culture Camp during the summer for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Students would learn about different types of art and get practical, hands-on experience in an arts medium.

Click said he also would like to see the gallery building renovated to create office space where a volunteer, or eventually a paid staff member, could handle gallery business.

For now, the gallery will continue to open on the last Friday of each month for its “Final Friday” event.

March’s show will feature pieces from female artists as part of Women’s History Month.

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.

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