The opening of Art’s Cafe in the Village of Springville comes after years of hard work from local organizations and community members alike. Situated right on historic Main Street in the village’s center, this new space will function primarily as a coffee house, but will also have a small stage, arts workshop, housing for artists, and the area’s first ever green roof.
The idea for Art’s Cafe came from a joint effort between the Springville Center for the Arts and the Village of Springville all the way back in 2011. 5 East Main Street used to be a collapsing building with a leaky roof that was valued to be worth only $1. Thanks to efforts from the Center, the Village, and passionate community members, Art’s Cafe has become what it is today.
Art’s Cafe is “owned by a partnership between workers, community-owners and an arts organization.” Such an ownership strategy means that the cafe has become a heavily integrated part of the community, and visiting means interacting with the Village of Springville and its arts community as a whole.
Art’s Cafe serves freshly baked goods on a rotating daily schedule that can be found on their website. However, the true star is their freshly baked breads, which use fresh local ingredients and wild yeast. They also offer fair trade coffee.
Right now, the cafe is only open for takeout orders, but is fully prepared to open up the interior of the coffee house and performance space once the nation’s health situation improves.