MATTOON — The metalwork of the Mattoon Arts Council’s Featured Artist for July, Nick Taylor of Diligent Hands Metalworking, will be featured during a reception at 5 p.m. Friday at Artsy Chic Studio downtown.
Taylor, of Charleston, has been in business since April 2018. His work is sold at vendor events throughout Illinois. He also has booths at Home Again Consignment in Charleston and Crossroads Corner Consignment in Champaign.
Currently, Taylor has art displays for sale in SweeTeaz and 18th Street Garden Stop in Charleston. His work is also displayed during random months at Jackson Avenue Coffee in Charleston.
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“People say my work is very unique and beautifully done. They also ask if my cuts are done with an automated machine because of my craftsmanship. I take that as a compliment,” Taylor said.
The Arts Council is exhibiting Taylor's work at Artsy Chic Studio, 1520 Broadway Ave., which is open noon-5 p.m. Monday to Friday. To view more of his work, visit https://www.facebook.com/diligenthandsmetalworking/.