It’s been nearly a week since I’ve updated the blog but many details have been handled and much progress has been made toward the opening of Art In Bloom at 409 W. Main St., downtown Brighton. The targeted opening date is still tentative but it will definitely be in mid-July. The logo has been designed, business cards ordered and signs are being created. I have established credit with VISA/MC and American Express and will be ready to accept those cards upon opening. The plumbing is complete and the work station, (where future classes will be held and floral designs custom created,) looks beautiful with it’s birch ledge and front, fluted trim and corbels. Ted did a wonderful job bringing my ideas to reality. If you’d like to see more photos of the progression of the work station you can view Ted McDonald’s photography on his flickr site. He also takes wonderful portrait shots and is building his portfolio for the wedding business.
A wide variety of talented artists have expressed an interest in using the Art In Bloom gallery space in the coming months. A calendar has been set up to allow one to two new artists to exhibit each six weeks and I’ll soon post more information about their work. I have also received the first shipment of paintings from Jon Cooney. Jon’s exhibit will run through the end of August with an Opening Reception planned for Saturday, July 31st from 4-8pm.
Finally, I’ve been developing a brochure in preparation for the art classes that so many “blooming artists” have been eagerly inquiring about. The first session will begin September 9th and run through late October. The course descriptions, prices, times and other details will be available through the brochure by the end of July at the storefront. I am thoroughly enjoying the set-up and planning of the shop but I am also really anxious to teach again!