Happy birthday, Create Art 4 Good

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. 

Susan