It's no longer Kismet

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Maybe the art vending machine can find a new home.

Word got around this weekend that Kismet, the art gallery and Troy Night Out staple, is closing. From an email sent out by owners Michael Fiske and Christina Stott:

For the last 2 years we strived to maintain the best Art Gallery in the region but have been unable to turn a profit in that time. Due to the struggling economy and our new obligations with our full time work schedules we will be unable to operate Kismet after October 31st. If any of our artists, or there friends, or families are interested in purchasing the business form us please contact us and we will consider all serious offers.

Earlier on AOA: The art vending machine at Kismet

(Thanks, Melissa)

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Too bad, really great place. Kismet will be missed

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