Why Small Businesses Matter
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You're IT The Art Spot!
Three questions with Bruce and Joanne Hunter, owners of The Art Spot located at 88 Sugar Hollow Road in Danbury.
Why did you start your business?
We started our art school in our home town of Brookfield in 1984. We had been volunteering in our kid's schools and were told many times, you should open an art school. As Pratt Institute trained artists, we decided to do it and couldn't be happier that we did! Now, we have clients from all over the region whereas before we were really more local to Brookfield.
Best selling service or product?
We offer a full range of fine art classes, camps and parties for kids and adults. As well, we enjoy working in schools, hospitals, libraries, and cities doing collaborative mosaic murals and really wish we had the time to do more of them as well as our art classes!
How many local are part of your team? Any students?
Our community of artists has grown, some of our art students have spent their school years with us and now have gone off to college, some of our adult students have been with us for 20 years.
We have a variety of local team members that work with us on large public art projects, many of our high school portfolio students work with our younger campers over the summer. We hire a variety of freelance artists as well.
We'd like to tag Nicole Cossitt Levy, owner of Impulse Printing on Taylor Street!
Visit The Art Spot online here.
The Art Spot is located at 88 Sugar Hollow Road, Danbury, CT.
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