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Snyder art gallery challenges artists to create 'tiny' works

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SNYDER, Texas -

On U.S. 84, many think Snyder is just another town bypassed before the interstate. But make a small detour off the highway, and you will discover an art gallery that is gaining attention for it's uniqueness. 

"It just became a challenge of how tiny can artists create?," 1818 ArtHouse Manager Laura Greenwood said.

The gallery is a non-profit working to provide an outlet for West Texans. The criteria for entering this Tiny Art Show was to create art no more than 10 inches long.
    
"We had over a 120 pieces entered into the art show," Greenwood said. "The smallest piece we got was less than an inch on the longest side."

The show features artists from across the South Plains.

"We have everybody from a four year old enter the show up to professional artists," Greenwood said. "So it's just a really wide range of people." 

That includes 11th grader and studio intern, Hannah Deleon. Deleon submitted three works, two of them were already sold.

"I have one more piece that's still out," Deleon said."It's a little box, it has cute little flowers painted on it." 

For the young artist, the best part is witnessing what all participants came up with.

"It kind of gives you words where words aren't there," Deleon said.

For Greenwood, her hope is the studio will continue to inspire a community, who without it, would not have this opportunity to show off their work.

"It's something different, it's something that we really don't have here right now," Greenwood said. "We just really want to encourage people, even if they're not going to be an artist, art is very beneficial to everyone." 

Each participant gets 75 percent of the earnings from their piece. The rest will go towards keeping the gallery running. You can still check out the show until December 22. 

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