Donated pieces destined for government center

Local artwork still available for purchase


The Montgomery County Government Center will be the place to do your county business, attend meetings and view an assortment of artwork from local artists.

To date 46 pieces of art have been donated by local citizens, 45 pieces of art were purchased at the art exhibit on Feb. 24, three pieces of artwork will be on permanent loan from the Athens Arts Gallery. One historical document from 1909 also has been donated. In total, 95 pieces of artwork will adorn the halls of the new Montgomery County Government Center when it opens later this spring.

This project has been a joint venture with the county offices, Athens Arts Gallery, the Art League of Montgomery County, as well as local artists, businesses, the TEKE fraternity from Wabash College, media sources and community members who donated and purchased art.

Jerry Smith Studio and Morgan’s Glass & Paint also assisted by framing several pieces of art.

Anyone who would still like to purchase a piece of artwork to donate can view approved artwork for sale on the following Facebook link If interested in purchasing one of the remaining art pieces, the first round will end Friday.

Artwork also can be purchased at Athens Arts or Jerry Smith Studio. Both art galleries have pieces of art from local artists.

Pictures of artwork to be donated mat be directed to Kathy Steele. She will forward the picture to the county committee for approval. Donations can be made in honor or in memory of someone. Contact Kathy Steele at if you have any questions.

The committee that has worked on this project is indebted to the artists, business leaders, and community members who have made this project a huge success.

“Your efforts will be enjoyed by the entire community for many years to come,” Steele said.


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