"Art On The Plaza" artist owned gallery..11 S. Federal..Mason City, Iowa

Pam Coffey
Art On The Plaza
Mason City, IA
We are an artist owned gallery that offers an affordable place for artists to promote and sell their art. The gallery workers are all artists and we provide a place for indivduals to find locally made quality artwork. Our goal is to offer classes and opportunities for the public to experience art.
Our artist owned gallery was formed to provide an affordable place for artists to promote and sell their art.Yearly membership paid for insurance and store set up.The board consists of working members, divided into committees and we meet monthly.We have an appointed director who at this point receives rent free space for her work. Committees are: Finance, Membership and Acceptance, Education and Events, Marketing and Advertising, and Store setup and Display. Our 12 working members are the board and decision makers. They pay a slightly higher rental fee and gain 100% of the profit for their sales. Non working members may attend meetings and receive monthly minutes. We have two levels of rental fee payment for non working artists and a % fee of their sales stay in gallery funds.
In the beginning, membership covered insurance and initial advertising. Monthly fees cover rent and supplies However we need "Dream Big" funds to help sustain add grow our business. One priority is building a customer base. To do that we need to expand our outreach with more advertising dollars, e-mail marketing campaigns and a professional quality website. Another goal is to host events that would bring the public to our gallery. We want to provide opportunities for patrons to connect with our artists. Demonstrations and hands on activities will give the community a greater appreciation for the processes of creating art. Funds would help get the word out, as well as cover costs of materials. We have a dream to provide a place for artists to share their talents with the community. We appreciate your vote to help us achieve our dream!

Current Rank

11

Number of Votes

440
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