A new dance and Christian art studio is now welcoming students. River Fine Arts owner Lauren Knowles wanted to create a unique dance and art studio for the ministry in town. People can stop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for an open house. The studio will also have a groundbreaking ceremony from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Kids can try on dancing shoes and eat cookies at Monday’s event.
Knowles moved to Midland in 2009 to teach dance after earning a college degree in dance. She and her husband, Nathan, moved to Ohio for a while, but returned to Midland after accepting a position at Christmas in Action as director of operations. The studio she worked in in Midland had closed and she took time to start a family.