Artists In Stone Mountain Get Help Starting Their Business By Crystal Cruz Channel 2 News - October, 2010
A few artists in Dekalb County are calling a new program in the city of Stone Mountain an opportunity of a life time.
The city is helping six artists start their own businesses.
Tracie Hawkins is one of the artists and sewing is a passion of hers.
Hawkins spent twenty years working in corporate America, but a few years ago she ditched it to pursue her passion for the arts.
“If I’m not doing what I love, then I’m not living,” said Hawkins.
She applied for the Arts Incubator program this year.
The program is using a $247,000 grant from Dekalb County, to provide studio and gallery space to six artists.
Rent is fifty dollars a month, for at least one year.
“I have been given an opportunity that most people can't imagine,” said Hawkins.
In return the artists must take business classes, in hopes when they graduate, they'll rent their own...