I have this fabulous art studio in Bartonville where I happily create wonderful hand painted furniture and wall art and murals....so what the heck am I doing out at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie? I keep asking myself that but I just can't seem to stop myself!
Jennifer Slater started Simply Everything Boutique as an outlet for home based businesses but once I spent a Saturday out there I've been hooked ever since! The retail bug has bit me yet again. For all of you who don't remember I had Something Unique on the corner of Main and University where One World Coffee is now and Frank Abdnour had The Spotted Cow Ice Cream Parlor right across the street where Avanti's is now. (aaahhhh, memory lane....)
Within 9 months Frank had talked me into starting another place with him on Prospect in Peoria Heights at the big stop sign where Wine Country is now. He had one half, my sister Suza and I had the other. More about the adventures of Amy and Suza in a future blog.
From there I went to wholesale, yada yada...writing books, yada..., commission work, back to retail... to my own studio, so.... why am I out at SEB?
I can't stop myself! I think this store could be a fantastic opportunity for our local arts community to sell their work at a first class retail gallery. This is a work in progress since I am still involved in my non profit groups, happy healers, hypnosis and family as well as being a full time muralist and decor artist.
I am looking to create an artists co-op that shows off a wide variety of our local talent in a unique way. From now until the end of Aug. we will be accepting artists who are interested in being professional and dedicated and sell sell selling!!!
There are a few opportunities for commission work as well.
Rent is only $100 A MONTH! A MONTH! NO rain, no tents, no weekly set up and tear down!
Commission is only 15% for consignment!!!! Due to mall restrictions we are open only Sat and Sunday for now but that is still only $12.50 a day to be in a beautiful retail store!!!!
Too Good to be true you are thinking? What's the catch you are saying?
We want the best of the best. We don't want price to keep great artists from giving this a shot. Sooo.... These prices are good until the end of Aug. Then we renegotiate our lease and decide how many days a week we will be open and all the details that go along with it.
If you want this business opportunity contact me right away!