Artisans in THE LOOP looking for that special person(s) to take over the gallery


Gallery Artists, Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your loved ones! I continue on my quest to find someone to take over my gallery. With my husband’s retirement, spending time with my family is my number one priority. We had a very successful holiday season, and the gallery has seen a steady increase in business since March of 2021.

I don’t think that any of us thought that we would still be dealing with COVID at the levels that we are seeing now. That being said, this Spring will be crazy busy with customers ready to get out and shop again. As a Board member of The Loop Special Business District, our focus has been working on events to bring people back down to the area. We have small events every month, planned from April thru October and some large events as well throughout the year.

Since The Loop is one of the top ten streets in the country to visit, according to The American Planning Association, the tourists continue coming from everywhere. I only see things getting better and better. There is so much more potential for the gallery with extended daily hours and starting events again. The gallery is move-in ready for new owners. When opening, I focused on gallery lighting, proper wall colors and a gallery picture hanging system. I also have a gallery inventory system that is easy to use. My preference would be to find another artist, or group of artists, that might be interested in owning the gallery. I have worked hard to get the gallery to what it is today, and I think this is a great opportunity for someone to step in and take over.

Please know that while I continue to look for a new owner, business will be as usual in the gallery. Anyone interested should email me directly at [email protected] I look forward to hearing from you.

Wendy Harris, Owner, Artisans in THE LOOP