I want to create space where local artists have the opportunity to show and sell their art on a regular basis. As part of a coffee bar, the art has an opportunity to been scene by people that might not always attend a gallery. Art would rotate every two months with a show opening event. Some shows would be a single artist take over while others would be a group show. The Art and Coffee Company would receive a commission on what was sold.
The Art and Coffee Company would host art making events such as "Painting with Coffee" and Saturday Morning Art Making, an event I currently host at the McAllen Creative Incubator.
The Art and Coffee Company would offer a menu of coffees, teas and smoothies. Additionally it would offer a few dessert options possibly contracted from other local businesses.
I am an artist and visual arts teacher in the public school system. I am co-owner of The G Squared Collaborative at The McAllen Creative Incubator. I am looking to make a career shift.
I am looking for expertise and help writing an in-depth business plan including a budget for this enterprise
I am looking for mentors in the coffee and beverages arena.
I can invest sweat equity and my knowledge of the arts but as a public school teacher, I do not have the money to get this business started. I am looking for people willing to invest in the business financially in order to provide a location, furniture and inventory to get us going.