Studio 1219 in downtown Port Huron is receiving some regional recognition. The art studio won WDIV Local 4 Detroit’s “Vote 4 the Best” contest in the arts and entertainment category. Studio 1219 is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit art gallery and educational facility that seeks to promote emerging Michigan artists while also providing an art atmosphere for all ages and economic backgrounds through their programming.
Studio 1219 was up against some formidable opponents in the contest, but they prevailed over the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Glass Academy. Gina Panoff, Executive Director of Studio 1219, said the studio is “so grateful for the widespread community support of Art Studio 1219. It takes a team of dedicated staff, artists and community members to be recognized.” In gratitude, Gina said, “thanks everyone who supports the studio and everything it strives for; helping artists become established, educating all ages and abilities in the creativity of art, and displaying local artists work.” The studio currently has over 150 different artists displayed and offers a variety of resources to the community.