Rockbridge landmark to hold art festival

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WDBJ7) An unusual building is becoming a center of art in Rockbridge County.

The Coffee Pot was a restaurant when built between Lexington and Buena Vista in the 50s, but is now a studio and gallery for a sculptor who moved to the area. This Saturday, he is getting together with five other local artists to throw an art festival at the site.

“My vision for the building and the location was that it would make an excellent art venue, simply because of the location and the nature of the building," says owner and artist Mark Breithaupt. "So when I moved here, I wanted more or less to be part of something bigger than just myself and my own art.”

Briethaupt says he and the other artists hope to make the Saturday festival a regular, weekly event at the Coffee Pot.