Athens unveils ‘High Cotton Arts’ art incubator

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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens now has its own art incubator. It’s called High Cotton Arts. It’s an area offering 10 low-rent spaces to artists in Downtown Athens.

It’s similar to Lowe Mill of Huntsville, except it’s not for profit. The idea is to encourage those who have an interest and talent for art.

“To help them get started building their career base and hoping to push them out eventually in a year or two so they can have their own art studio,” said Holly Hollman, spokeswoman for the city of Athens.

Already, 25 people have applied for one of the spaces. Organizers are also planning to offer affordable art classes to children.

They hope to hold a grand opening for High Cotton Arts in late April.