Arts & Craft

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs
When an occasion calls for something special, Robins Air Force Base's Arts & Crafts Center has a variety of creative ways people can express themselves.

For more than 30 years, the Arts & Crafts Center, located in Bldg. 984 on Tenth Street, has helped the base community mark occasions and capture memories through its custom framing and shadow boxes, retirement mementos, and other artistic services.

Bill Gurr, Arts & Crafts Center director, who also oversees the 78th Force Support Squadron's Outdoor Recreation Center, and Information, Tickets, & Travel office, said Greg Harless, former Robins' Wood Shop manager turned recreation specialist, has boundless talent.

"Greg, our woodworker, has done custom furniture repair such as custom dining tables with in-laid military retirement medals and coins," he said. "If it's made of wood, he can duplicate it or design a new one. He makes rank specific boxes for retirement, and has folks from other bases calling in orders because they can't find them anywhere else like it ... not of the same quality."

Gurr said Arts & Crafts is a one-stop shop for customers' engraving, framing, and other quality arts and crafts services and products.

"We customize picture frames and engrave your quarterly awards plaques and eagles," he said. "We do just about everything inside and outside the gate."

For people who want to develop or sharpen their art and crafts skills, Gurr said the center offers classes as well. 

For more information, call Arts & Crafts at (478) 926-5282.