Cape May Artists Cooperative

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West Cape May, NJ -   If you’re looking for the Cape May Artists Cooperative this spring, look just a little further west on Sunset Boulevard.  The Coop now has a new home – their own.

The group of 20 local artists, previously in the West End Garage, packed up their paintings last month and moved into their new space at 122 Sunset in West Cape May.

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The building, not far from the busy West Cape May main intersection, once housed several smaller stores including a UPS  franchise and a bait and tackle shop.

The artists were able to merge the units into one large, multi room exhibition space.

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Diana Cutshall and Barbara Colusi, two of the coop artists, raved about the expanded space and the great light in their new home.

The cooperative showcases not just paintings, but other forms of art as well. Both Cutshall and Colusi, for instance, each create one of a kind pieces of jewelry.

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The artists coop started out five years ago, as a pre-holiday pop up store in the Broadway storefront that eventually became Ellie’s Bakery. The venture was so successful, they moved into their own wing of the West End Garage right after that.

When this new, larger space on Sunset became available, the artists say the timing and the price were right. Included in the new location is a second floor where the group of artists plan to hold future classes.

The coop will have seasonal Friday to Monday store hours until May, when they plan to be open every day.

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Jane Kashlak is a journalist, a gardener and a Cape Island resident. She's also Cape May Times' photographer. She founded Cape May Times after a long and lively career in TV news.