Are you, or have you ever been, involved in a co-op gallery? I've heard good and not so good stories about co-ops. I've been involved in two. One is defunct and the other, The Paisley Porch Gallery, is in it's 7th year.
|The Paisley Porch Gallery is tucked away in the historic Hotel Higgins, also home of the Paisley Shawl Restaurant|
|It's small, but cozy.|
|You can see a bit of the porch window on the left.|
The owners, Mike and Judy Colling, handle all the sales for us and don't take a commission, by their own insistence. We're certainly willing to pay, they just aren't willing to take. (We try to find other ways to show our appreciation). Annual Christmas shows and sales have taken place most of the years since the gallery's inception, with a percentage being donated to a local charity.
|Artwork hangs in the foyer.|
|More artwork hanging in the dining room.|
By the way, the hotel is for sale. If you've ever dreamed of running such an establishment in a quiet little town, you might check it out.