Creating a community space for artists

About 500 people have visited The Art Junction this year.
Aaron Krause
Nov 3, 2012

Ask Willard resident Kevin Casto how art impacts large urban settings and chances are he'll start talking: The question formed the basis of his master's thesis.

But Casto, a Willard City Schools art teacher and artist, also knows how art, and the opportunity to showcase it, can impact a setting more rural than his hometown -- like the nearby crossroads of New Haven.

So far this year, about 500 people have poured into a white, multi-story home that easily blends with the other homes on Prairie Street. In the seven months the home was open in 2011, about 400 have visited the house, now known as The Art Junction.

A feature story about The Art Junction was published in the Reflector.