It took a couple of days, but I’m happy to report our first sale in our new space! Scottsdale boasts one of the longest standing art walks in the country – for over 40 years, we’ve held it every Thursday evening during the season. It can be very busy during the fall, winter and spring. This last Thursday was a little slower than usual due to a cold front moving through, dropping temperatures into the low 60s.
Late Thursday afternoon I had a couple from Portland, OR come through the new space and fall in love with the work of Guilloume. I spent some time visiting with them and sharing stories about the artist and his work. There was a particular sculpture that they seemed to fall in love with. I made an attempt to close the sale, but they said they wanted to visit a few other galleries before deciding.
A few hours later, as art walk was beginning, the couple returned to look at the piece again and I was able to help them make the purchase. It was fun to see how excited they were about the piece, and it was exciting to get our first sale in the new gallery.
Below is a photo of the piece as well as images of the gallery with artwork hung. We’ve filled the gallery with work from our backup inventory, but I’m looking to augment this work with 3-5 additional artists. If you are interested in being considered for the space, please submit your work using the link below.