We – the businesses at the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center — are a Village. Not a Museum Village, static and preserved for posterity of days gone by, but functional and pertinent to today’s economy and needs.
We preserve the arts and craftsmanship of a bygone era that are just not attainable in this big-box world, still holding to tradition and yet evolving with the world to suit modern lifestyles and advances in technology. Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center tenants are creative in their fields. We have our painters, sculptors, blacksmiths, contractors, carpenters, furniture makers, landscapers, soap makers, set designers, jewelry makers, yarn makers, photographers, musicians, and more.
People who gravitate here soon come to realize that we are more than a bunch of tenants in an industrial park. What makes the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center unique is that we care for our neighbors. We know what they are doing and what they may be going through personally and professionally. Someone is always eager to lend a helping hand and real bonds are formed beyond the working environment.
This truly is a community center – and that sense of belonging extends beyond the complex and into the neighborhood of area residents and businesses. This is due in no small part to the efforts of the owners and board members of the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, who foster and nurture this creativity and camaraderie through their tireless work to promote shows, events and festivals for the general public. Every tenant is invited to participate with the Center’s leadership and staff as they continue the unwavering work to preserve, but still upgrade, our beautiful historical environment.
– John Burak, In Memoriam