218 Cooperative Takes Next Step To Grow the Arts in San Marcos

Worker-owned agricultural cooperatives played a large role in creating a vibrant San Marcos economy throughout the last century. 218 Cooperative members were inspired to revive the tradition…

San Marcos, TX — 218 Co-op Gallery at 218 N. Guadalupe officially opened it’s doors during a packed Grand Opening event in May this past year and has been busy since creating an ever-evolving space filled with work ranging from photography, paintings and ceramics to sculpture and jewelry.

Housed in a historic building originally built as a photographic portrait studio, the twelve Member-Artists looked to history for both creative and economic inspiration. Worker-owned agricultural cooperatives played a large role in creating a vibrant San Marcos economy throughout the last century.

218 Cooperative members were inspired to revive the tradition, so have been working behind the scenes to incorporate as an official Texas Cooperative Association.

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