Business Name: Conway Art
Location: 1100 Bob Courtway, Suite 1, Conway, AR 72032
Date opened: Sept. 13, 2013
Number of employees: 3
What type of business is it? Art Gallery, offering art classes.
What specifically does your business do? Conway Art represents significant artists locally, and across the world. We also offer art lessons, and our team can assist with art selections for home and business.
Owners: Dr. David and Nina Baker
Why did you decide to open this business/location? This is our dream project, in this exact location. We are easily accessible to Conway and the surrounding communities every day. We want this to be a place where our community can enter and enjoy the beauty of all these works of art.
What is the best part about owning/operating this business? Stepping into this space every morning and being transformed by the beauty of the art. There is a story behind every piece and we love sharing the artists’ stories.
What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? We have been completely embraced by the Conway community. We are adding art classes almost daily and many of the works we first displayed were sold opening night and beyond.
What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? We called on Georg Andersen, and along with his son, Kristian we have been blessed with good information from around the country about developing this space for the community. There has never been a more important time to introduce our artists to Conway, to Arkansas. Everyone is welcome to stop by, have a cup of coffee and see what we enjoy every single day.
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? Sounds cliché’ but do what you love and the rest will follow.
What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? In addition to art classes, we have a terrific group of artists and we will continue to bring new and significant artists to Conway Art for all our neighbors to enjoy.