A few years ago, I was a volunteer and committee member for the monthly Rutland Art Hop (and occasionally a paid musician). My two favorite spots to play acoustic guitar back then were the gallery “Arts and Antiques on Center” (Center St.), and the Chaffee Art Center (great acoustics).
The gallery owner of Arts and Antiques on Center was Mary Fran Lloyd. It was a great little gallery downtown, and I enjoyed playing guitar and meeting all the great customers and artists.
Mary Fran first opened the gallery after she retired from her “day job”. Now she is starting a new chapter (Retirement II perhaps), and has closed down her gallery.
As I have many great memories and times playing music at AAOC, I will miss the place. But I wish Mary Fran all the best in her future and artistic endeavors!
I’m sure Mary Fran will continue painting, and will keep on encouraging other local artists! Check out her website, and see her art and upcoming exhibit events.
Best of luck Mary Fran!