ARTISTCandace Young

“There will always be art galleries but a lasting cooperative gallery is a gift and Oriental was lucky to have such dedicated artists.”

As one of the oldest cooperative galleries in North Carolina, Circle 10’s artists weathered multiple moves into many different and sometimes questionable buildings.  They tarred roofs, plumbed, patched, gardened, built displays and most importantly gave back to the community. After the gallery closed, and for years after, people wistfully remarked how much they miss Circle 10, how they miss the monthly gallery shows and art talk, and especially miss the fun of the Stew n Brew.