TOP RETAILER/ARTISAN-OWNED OR STUDIO
Lesley Grow-Winfisky and Jonathan Winfisky, owners
Shelburne Falls, Mass.
How has being an artisan-owned gallery helped you?
Being artisan-owned creates credibility for our judgments of the work we choose to show. It has also carried an already existing audience for our work over to a new venue.
Has your location made an impact on your business?
The Pioneer Valley area of western Massachusetts has a long history of drawing significant numbers of artists, writers and creative people, establishing a pre-existing audience for a broad range of mediums.
What events do you hold to attract people to the gallery?
Our gallery hosts quarterly evening openings for our artists, in conjunction with exhibitions or trunk shows of their work. In addition, we participate in town-wide festivals, art nights out and holiday late shopping nights.