The Loft on Main is a regional arts destination providing a venue for local artists to create, promote, and sell original art and to foster art education through lessons and programs.
First developed through cooperation with the community and the Morrison Area Development Corporation, the Loft is run on an entire volunteer basis, which enabled it to win a Governor’s Hometown Award in 2018, its first year of existence.
The Governor’s Hometown Awards, first presented in 1983, are given annually to projects sponsored by local government but brought to fruition by strong volunteer support. The projects are judged on volunteerism, and impact in the community and the state
The Loft on Main is the first step in establishing the Morrison Arts, Cultural, and Entertainment Corridor: a collaboration between the Morrison Area Development Corp. and the Children’s Art Preservation Association, a group that sponsors the city’s popular Paint the Town event.
The Loft affiliates with Woodlawn Art Academy to provide art and music lessons for all ages.
This cozy gallery, complete with original store shelving and fixtures, and a charming loft, has fast become a center for Morrison, which has always been a community that values the arts. Special events fill the year including Third Thursday Coffee and Treats, drop-in craft sessions for children and families, fundraisers, studio visits, and social events.