I saw trucks behind the Farmington Depot when I was last up in the area, and stopped in to see what was happening. Chris Hubbard, the art car folk artist, and two buddies were hard at work transforming the building into a 14-artist member co-op Gallery.
Winterhawk Pottery still has to haul its kiln from the covered porch of the Depot; but for the most part, John & crew are working out of Happy Valley Pottery again. They’ve gone what writers romantically call “back to their roots”.
So back to Chris and the re-incarnation of the Depot… If they can, they want to mount some sort of showing during the first weekend in June.
For years, the Chappelles have held their Open Studios Weekend on that date. And the last several years, other Oconee County artists have opened their studios that weekend, too. Probably a dozen studios – most with invited guest artists – will be opened and celebrating. You’ll see directional signage as you come into Farmington (and through Bishop, into Watkinsville) in any direction.
Be sure and stop at the Depot and say hi to the gang. They are always up to something!