The Ridgefield Thrift Shop has given a $5,500 grant check to the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

"We are thrilled to have a wonderful relationship with the Thrift Shop and be the recipients of this generous gift," said Pam Stoddart, executive director of Ridgefield Guild of Artists.“We plan to use the money to furnish and equip our new studio and supplement our expanding education program.”

"It's amazing what the Thrift Shop does for this town.They are a real treasure,” said Mary Pat Devine, president of the Guild.“They’ve been around a very long time and an army of dedicated volunteers run the whole operation seamlessly. It’s fantastic they were able to give away $500,000 to local organizations.  We are very lucky to be one of them!”

Ridgefield Guild of Artists is located at 34 Halpin Lane. 203-438-8863; rgoa.org.