For two or more years now, I have been holding meetings on the first Monday of every month (typically). We discuss ways to grow our business. None of us claims to be experts, none of us has all the answers. However, collectively, we seem to have quite a few great answers.
In January- I will call in an expert or two, and share all the wonderful marketing materials I have been gathering for you. You will receive a sassy notebook to record and organize your business life.
I am excited about this for many reasons, some of which include that we never get deep enough on a Monday night. However, if we take a day- don’t even have to leave for food, we can get some work done.
I think it’s important to look at our businesses with fresh eyes. January seems like the perfect time to do that. So… I invite you to join me. Space is very limited.
I am still basking in the glow of a really powerful experience. The Art Market Pop-up began as an idea and then quickly bloomed into an event where over four hundred fifty people attended. There was laughter, there were purchases made of fine art, and there was certainly a connection.
What astounded me the most was the simple joy that seemed to blossom from this event. So many people participated in one way or another, and it all worked out.
My fears over the weather were quieted by the most amazing rainbow blooming over the building as my sister and I decorated the outside of the building. Every doubt or concern seemed to quickly have a quick resolution.
While I am exhausted, I feel empowered. Something changed in me this weekend.
It isn’t billboard worthy, but it is certainly something to be grateful for.
And… I am.
blessings and great big love,
Some changes are being made to the gallery over the next few weeks to better create and more wonderful experience for you.
See you for the opening in October!
Dear Potential Sponsor,
On September 30th Create Art 4 Good will sponsor the first annual Pop-Up Art Market in Irondequoit. It will be in conjunction with I Square’s Fall festival. The location of the market, just down Titus Avenue from I-Square will breathe some new life into the old Vercruysse farm market. This is a curated event will be sharing the work of ten incredible local artisans.
I am proud to be working with I Square on this event. Create Art 4 Good is an organization that seeks to get more art in the world, supporting local artists and community while paying it forward. I-Square has moved mountains in Irondequoit and is indeed one of the jewels of the Rochester area.
This brings me to my request of you. As a business owner in the area, I would like to offer you the opportunity to support this event while advertising your business. I am creating swag bag for attendees at the Art Pop-Up. There will be all kinds of goodies placed in each bag, including art! I will happily place your coupon, advertisement or product in these swag bags. I anticipate creating a minimum of 300 bags.
This is I-Square’s largest event of the year, with over 1000 attendees last year, this is a perfect way to get your business some attention. I-Square has cemented a loyal community and I have no doubt that this event on September 30th, 2017 will be even better!
The cost to participate is $50 plus whatever you would like to contribute to them. We will give out bags to the first very lucky 250 patrons. Please fill out the registration form found here: Sponsor Irondequoit Pop-Up In order to ensure your advertisements/ swag are ready for our patrons, all submissions, materials, payments are due no later than September 18, 2017. Please register as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to pick up your contributions.
Thank you so much for helping this event be even more successful.
Wishing you every success.
Create Art 4 Good
GUYS! GUESS WHAT?!?!? I met with my printer this morning and the t-shirts you requested are becoming a reality! I will have a variety of sizes, also… men’s and women’s. Women’s are a cute v neck t shirt and men’s the more typical scoop neck. The fabric is soft and yummy! (I am just a tad excited.) Pricing will be reasonable- $20 or so. Please remember! As with everything at Create Art 4 Good, a donation will be made from every sale to a local charity.
NOW! What color t-shirt should we put this on! Let me know your thoughts?!
If you’d like to order, Please send me an email: susan@CreateArt4Good.org
More and more often it seems to me that you have to ask for what you want, you often get it. So, don’t be shy. Do what you need to do.
I personally want there to be a stronger presence of art in the world. I live in Irondequoit, NY; so this part of the world seems pretty important to me. On the last day of September, there will be a “pop-up” art market in Irondequoit. I AM SO EXCITED!
Wendy Nolan ( one of the owners of I-Square) has graciously agreed to help me create this wonderful seed of an idea into a full blown reality. How amazing is that? I-Square will actually be celebrating autumn at the same time the art pop-up will be dazzling the hearts and souls of its attendees.
So, details to follow.. but SAVE THE DATE
September 30th, 11 am until 5 pm
775 Titus Ave.
you won’t want to miss this!
Nine years ago, I jumped into the most glorious journey. I decided to begin the business of my dreams. It was important to me that I was able to bring all of me to the table. Artist, entrepreneur, community advocate, humanitarian and well.. you get the idea. I feel we are so fragmented in life; I wanted to share all the positive things I try to be. I wanted to create an environment that would not only help me to be successful, but also artists that I would choose to represent.
And it happened.
In the last six years I have written, re-written and adjusted my business plan eight times. Some were minor, some a little more.
I have represented over three hundred artists (as well as myself!)
I have donated a portion of each and every sale to over seventeen different charities.
I have facilitated children’s events, adult events, surprise parties, not so surprise parties, fund raisers, pop up art events, paint and pour events, openings, meetings, workshops, classes, charity events, and artist talks.
I have had the distinct honor of hosting Louise Slaughter.
I have been honored with several awards, newspaper and magazine articles. I am humbled by the support for this business in our community.
I have grown, transitioned, and adjusted. I have learned several things that don’t work so well and so many things that work really well!
I have been so incredibly blessed.
Today- we celebrate, tomorrow, we get back to work. Thank you for being here with me. Thank you for supporting this work in progress, for showing up for workshops, for creating blessing bags, for having your mother’s surprise party here. Thank you for dropping in just to see how I am doing, for supporting the art and the artists. Thank YOU for the blessing you are to me.
Today the gallery will be open from 11 am until 6 pm . If you come to visit, I will give YOU a birthday gift of 10% off your purchase. (my artists will get their entire commission, I promise) Also buy one get one free photo prints. Sound good? GREAT- come see me. I look forward to our visit.
Now help yourself to a cupcake!
with love and big huge gratitude.