You need to give people an excuse to visit your gallery; if it’s along a tied up road next to other frequented businesses, it’s easier to get people in the front door
My initial plant for my job was not starting a business. I wanted to go into engineering but I hit a wall taking physics plus calculus in undergraduate school. I realized fairly abruptly that I was annoyed doing the things an average engineer does on a bi-weekly basis so I changed course as a sophomore. Doing hard calculations plus formulas on a computer for most of my morning didn’t exactly seem like a fun job for me, especially if much of my work involved endless paperwork. Instead, I started taking art classes plus immersed myself in all of the visual arts from sculpting to painting plus digital design. There was consistently going to be more work in the graphic design industry, but my true passion was with oil painting. I took a risk by going to an art school after finishing undergrad, but I was able to network while I was there. Now I have my work in galleries all around the country, but I’m trying to open a private gallery downtown in my city. I didn’t even suppose where to go or who to ask about renting spaces downtown. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to contact a local corporation development center for help securing a space to rent downtown. Getting into a location like my city’s downtown district is crucial for an artist like myself looking to get official commission work. You need to give people an excuse to visit your gallery; if it’s along a tied up road next to other frequented businesses, it’s easier to get people in the front door. Thankfully the local corporation development center was able to help myself and others find appropriate spaces to rent downtown for myself and others to build my art gallery.