The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning was transformed into a showcase for local growers and artisans on Thursday when it hosted the inaugural “Art of Community” event.

This was the first of a monthly showcase for local artisans in the area and drew 20 vendors. It will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is indoors, which makes it comfortable for shoppers regardless of the weather. The next event will be Thursday, Sept. 1.