My Story

Create Art 4 Good is the culmination of a lifetime of art-making, paying it forward, and the conscious act of sharing more love out in the world! 

My big dream from early childhood has been to have an art gallery.  To have the opportunity to support myself by the creation of work that makes my heart sing seemed like an incredible and big dream. In 2010 that big dream started to become a reality. 

The foundation has remained the same- to share art, pay it forward, and offer creative opportunities.

At first Create Art 4 Good was a pop-up gallery. I brought art anywhere that would host me. Homes, offices, conference rooms! I was sort of the Tupperware for art. It was a joy to share, but also a challenge, moving essentially an entire gallery for every event. 

As part of my big dream, I actually wrote (and re-wrote) a business plan. I decided that I needed a blueprint for success. To my delight, (and plenty of hard work) the blueprint seems to be working! Instead of five years (on the business plan) I was able to gain a gallery space at the historic Hungerford building (in downtown Rochester, NY) in just two years. I remember my hand literally shaking as I signed the lease.

Spoiler alert– it all worked out really well! I had a gallery and workshop space at the Hungerford for nearly eight years! I was honored to host literally hundreds of artists, socially conscious events, workshops, events for women & small businesses, and even a few celebrations. I began a greeting card company there as well (Greetings 4 Good) It was a way to translate my art and sentiments into something that supports the connection between humans. I learned and I grew, it was good. 

In 2020, I decided that as much as I loved the current business model, it was time for a change. I wanted to concentrate more on my own art and less on the business of art. So, I moved to East Rochester, NY to join Create Art 4 Good to the small co-op, “Central Creatives”. We are located in the Piano Works Mall on West Commercial Street. 

That brings me to current day! I am happily making art and enjoying the process of translating it to cards and other fun! I continue to pay it forward with each and every sale by donating a portion to a treasured charity. Everyone wins! I get to make art, someone in need gets some love!

I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to create every day. This IS my big dream come true. Your patronage not only encourages me, but it also sustains the dream. Thank YOU, for your part in this wild dream. 

The best is yet to be, 

Big love and peace to you, 

Susan

Please visit us at as a part of the Central Creative(s) 349 West Commercial Street Suite #2795, Studio #12, East Rochester, New York  14445          

Directions: Create Art 4 Good is part of the Central Creative(s) at the Piano Works Mall in East Rochester.  If you park near the golf pro shop the door to the second floor is just to the left. You will see a sign above the entry indicating the door you should enter. Walk down the hall, make a right, that will lead you to a lovely elevator and a set of stairs. Take your pick! You will see Central Creative(s) as you get off the elevator and then you have arrived at the wonderful Create Art 4 Good! Welcome!

 

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Regular Hours- We are closed at the moment for regular gallery hours. Please feel free to shop on the website! I am making daily trips to the post office mailing out oodles of love & art!

Susan@CreateArt4Good.org
or 585-210-3161

Create Art 4 Good Mission

The mission of Create Art 4 Good is to support and promote artists actively working in the visual arts. Our mission is to not only foster artistic excellence and awareness but to serve those in need through the sale of our art. A portion of the commission of each sale goes to support a charity in our community.

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Create Art 4 Good– is formed from a culmination of experience as an artist, advocate of the arts, sponsor of those in need along with a concentrated effort to give back to my community.

As a child, my parents set a fine example of what it meant to put others first. Our home was an open door. We would often we have people who I didn’t know over for dinner, to stay with us temporarily or perhaps we would deliver food, clothing or some other form of support to them. This became a way of life. Even when financially things were the tightest in my family, my parents always tithed at least 10% of their income to give to Charity. This is a foundation for how I view my opportunity to give back to others, to “Pay it forward”.

As a lifelong artist, I have had the privilege to sell my work to others. There is enormous power and gratification in having the opportunity to share your art, your passions with others.  I have been blessed with the opportunity to manage a teaching art gallery, facilitate workshops in other galleries as well in schools, working with a wonderful variety of gifted artists ranging in age from 2 to 86. The motivation to continue these efforts, to promote art and artists is strong. I believe that art as essential to living as food and water. It will be my mission to not only promote art but to make it accessible to the common human and use to enhance daily life.

Marrying these two aspects of my life fulfills many dreams for me. I am highly motivated to serve others in whatever opportunity may come my way, and I am happiest serving in the world of art, creating it and supporting the work of others.

Create Art 4 Good is proud to share art, workshop opportunities as well as many offerings for the community at large. Please visit the events page for the latest details.

Web Site Disclaimer
All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by Susan Carmen-Duffy. Any reproduction, re-transmission, or republication of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited unless Susan Carmen-Duffy as expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, re-transmit or republish the material. All other rights reserved.

Privacy Policy

We do not share the personal information of our clients. Furthermore, if you choose to do business with us, via workshops, patronage of the arts or otherwise, we would never betray any information you have entrusted to us. Your privacy is as sacred as our own. Spam is rude, selling information is rude and we are NOT rude. 

Celebrating Create Art 4 Good in the Community!

21 of America’s most unique art townscheck out #11

Artist with heart: Susan Carmen-Duffy

Honored by IACC – Business Woman of the Year 2014 (May 2014)

April 2012 Woman to Watch

Rochester Woman Magazine – article on page 44

Create Art 4 Good Celebrates 2 Years – City Newspaper

Proud member of Rochester Artisans Proud Member RA Logo 1048 x 1048 (1)