NORWICH – The Artists’ Palette opened its doors at 10 a.m. Monday at 18 Hubbard Ave. in Norwich. Owner Jill Kraft said, “The quaint shop is sure to meet the needs of both the experienced and the budding artist.” The motivation for the Artists’ Palette is simple. Kraft, a Chenango County native and accomplished painter, understands the diverse needs of a cultural community.
“I always thought it was interesting that Chenango County is a melting pot of artisans, yet there was no art supply store,” Kraft said. “As an artist I find it hard to complete a piece of work when I have to stop and drive an hour to retrieve the supplies I need.”