It is with great sadness that we are announcing the closure of the River Cat Artisans Gallery.

For us it has been a great opportunity to enhance the visibility of our artisan community and provide the greater community with the chance to meet and visit with the artisans themselves. Our efforts have been focused on education and understanding of the artistic process that accompanies each of our crafts. We feel this is far more unique and makes a greater contribution to the arts community than a retail sales outlet alone.

It is therefore difficult to understand why a zoning variance has not been granted. It raises the question of the true reason for denying the community of this opportunity.

In anticipation of a positive resolution, we look forward to once again meeting you in the River Cat Artisans Gallery.

Janice Hengel Newtown, PA River Cat Artisan