Under the Sun: The Business of Art
Art Business

Under the Sun: The Business of Art

Lauren Lee’s mural on the side of Shaneland Arts, the former home of a frame shop. Robrt L. Pela Facebook Twitter email Print Article AA Ten or 15 people came into Shaneland Arts each week, looking to have something framed, the retail gallery’s co-founders said last Friday afternoon. “This used to be a frame shop,” Shane McCall explained. His partner, Mike Stein, rolled his eyes. “Where are the frames?” he said, echoing a frequently asked question. “We don’t sell frames,” Stein concluded. The couple opened Shaneland this past August. Their goal, McCall said, was to be inspirational. “People get to come into a space that inspires them,” he said of Shaneland. “We have a gallery here, and the show will change every month or two. We have a classroom where local artists teach art classes. We sell art supplies and art books, and we have four bays for artists in residence, where they make their work while you watch.” Across from these open-air artist studios, McCall has an office where he offers solace and advice. “I’m the creativity coach,” he explained. “It’s like a life coach for creatives. Maybe they have a spouse who tells them they shouldn’t be […]

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