Rhonda Calhoun, formally of Macomb, plans to open an art studio at 3-69 North Kellogg Street in Galesburg.
The building, which was built in 1950 has been a dentist office since it was first constructed.
Calhoun hopes to one day host art classes with the participation of area teachers and students.
Her goal is to get the community involved as much as possible.
Calhoun actually moved to Galesburg along with her brother, Randy who is also an artist.
Randy moved in next door.
With a pending approval from the Galesburg Planning and Zoning Commission, Calhoun can hopefully convert the building’s usage from dentistry to artwork.
An opening date has yet to be set for the studio – with work still needing to be done to the water and gas lines and flooring.
Calhoun told the register mail: “I just want it to be a space where people can come, relax, be creative and enjoy each other’s company.”
Calhoun said that now that she is retired, she’s able to spend more time on her passions.
She is hoping the studio will eventually showcase works of art from local artists at the gallery.