February will mark 10 years that we’ve occupied our current location on Main Street in downtown Scottsdale (this month is our 15th anniversary in business!) As I mentioned in this post a few weeks ago, we decided it was time to remodel and renovate the gallery. Though it took a little longer than we had initially expected, the work was completed a couple of weeks ago and we began the process of moving back into the space. We are now almost completely back up to speed, just in time for the beginning of our busy season.
In the previous post I talked about some of the things we would be changing and what we were shooting for with the new design. Now that it’s all come together, I am very happy with the decisions we made and how the space turned out.
Not only were we able to significantly increase total display space, the gallery somehow now feels bigger and more put together. With the new design, we created a number of focal areas which consist of long, contiguous spaces where I can group an artist’s work. While we had six such areas in our previous configuration, we now have fifteen(!).
I’m excited to see how the new layout impacts our sales during the coming season. My hope, and the intention of the new space, is that it will encourage visitors to spend more time in the gallery and allow them to focus on each artist’s work in a way that they might not have been able to before. Only time will tell, but our sales over the last few weeks during the end of our slow summer season have been encouraging.
If you get the chance, stop by the gallery and check it out. In the meantime, here are some photos to give you an idea of how it all looks.
The first two images are 360° photospheres from Google. If you click inside the image you can drag around to change your view.
Here are more traditional photos of the space.
What do you think?
Tell us what you think about the remodel in the comments below.