Dafne Caruso - Owner/Artist
The Art Corner is the result of wanting to immerse myself in something that brings me great joy and to share that with others. Although I am a small store, my dream is big.
I am an artist who after 40 years finally got it…
I AM AN ARTIST!!!
I am passionate about photography, paint, paper, brushes, inks, pens, fabric, yarn, beads…..get the picture? If it has anything to do with art or crafts, I'm on it (and probably have it too).
The Art Corner is an artist's paradise located right on the main drag as you enter Ely. They carry a wide variety of professional and student grade art and craft supplies. The Art Corner's goal is to inspire and nurture everyone's artist within through their motto "Be Creative, Think Young."
The owner, Dafne Caruso, an accomplished artist, brings a unique energy to the store. Her passion for art is apparent as she inspires people to create and play 'outside the box' The space has an in-house studio with a large 5'x10' work table for scheduled classes and workshops or walk-ins. A demo area is also available for the customer to play and experiment with art supplies.
Visitors don't expect a town as small as Ely to have the depth of art and craft supplies that this store carries. The Art Corner has gained a reputation as being "the place" to get what you need from metal leafing to Arches watercolor sheets. It's where you can find brands like Golden, Daniel Smith, Princeton, Tim Holtz, and more.
Next time you're in Ely, treat yourself to a great art experience and visit the Art Corner.