Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mission Statement

Mecca on Main provides affordable studio space for artists to create, sell and teach their art. North Texas is rich with creative individuals eager to share their talents and grow as artists. We provide the gathering place for all those interested in creativity. Mecca is committed to enriching the community by providing art classes, beautifying the historical town and supporting the advancement of creative programs for all ages.

Artist/Teacher Benefits


Benefits of Membership

-Great studio space in Historical Building in which to create your art

- An active retail space on high traffic street to show and sell your art

- A place to teach others your craft

- A way to make connections with fellow artists

- The possibility of discovery by other galleries

- Your art represented on the MECCA ON MAIN website (to be launched)

- Title cards, signage, price tags and all in store signage provided

-Reduced entry fee for festivals, shows entered by Mecca on Main

-Benefit from Mecca on Main’s advertising in local publications

-Publicity and marketing advantages through Mecca

-Wholesale buying power

-Advantages of networking organizations (ex. Chamber of Commerce)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Classroom and Event Space

We are looking for artists and teachers of all kinds! Below is a partial list of classes we hope to offer. If you are interested in teaching , please call Lisa 925-305-7675.

Colored Pencil
Decorating & Upholstery
Flower Arranging
Jewelry Making
Misc Crafts
Painting: Acrylic
Painting: Misc
Painting: Oil
Painting: Watercolor
Paper and Ink
Pastel & Charcoal
Picture Framing
Polymer Clay
Screen Printing
Spinning & Weaving

Artists are invited to utilize the spacious classroom space at Mecca on Main for group lessons and for workshops. Cost of class and supplies to students are determined by the teacher.
Talk to Lisa about fees. 925-305-7675

Mecca on Main will register students for classes and promote classes to the community to ensure maximum enrollment.

Event space is available to the community when classes are not in session. Mecca is available for meetings, private events, receptions, art openings, coctail parties, catered events, workshops, classes and community organizations. The building has a unique ambiance that is comfortable for all sorts of occassions. You and your guests will love the charm of the antique brick and walls and 20 foot ceilings. We are the affordable alternative for hosting your special occasions. Contact Lisa for availability.

Membership Agreement

Welcome to our group of artists at Mecca on Main Street! One of the things that makes us so unique is the support that a co-operative offers. We honor creativity, integrity, and camaraderie. Please read and consider the following rules & regulations of the Co-Op carefully and sign below.

Artist agrees to pay the monthly fee of ______ no later than the 1st of each month for the following month. (space price $100.00 -$150.00 depending on size) Sign up fee of $75.00 to be applied to co-op marketing.

STUDIO/ DISPLAY SPACE AVAILABILITY: Size and shape of space varies (average 200 sf) Placement will be agreed upon by Lisa Reed and each artist depending on individual needs for workspace and optimal showcasing of art.

MAINTAINING STUDIO SPACE: It will be artist's responsibility to maintain rented space. Artist will bring your own displays, cases, means of showing work. As part of the co-op, artits will maintain the cleanliness of rented area.

Artist agrees to work 12 hours per month at Mecca. Artists will sign up for shifts by the beginning of the month. It will be artist's responsibility to find a replacement artist in the event artist cannot complete the shift/s.

Mon-Sat-10-6 Sun 12-5
Artists will have access to the building at all hours to work on your art.
These hours are subject to change as we determine customer shopping patterns.
MECCA will also be open when evening art classes are being taught. Future plans to open a coffee bar will demand earlier openings.

CO-OP COMMISSION: MECCA will receive an agreed upon commission for art sold at Mecca. Sales will be processed as items are sold. MECCA will pay artits on the 1st of every month.

In the event of a fire, flood, theft or other disaster, your work is not insured by Mecca on Main. As a collective we cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged artwork or merchandise. We recommend that you carry your own insurance for your art, and keep track of personal belongings left in the store. Every effort will be made to secure the building and all of our belongings.

Studio Membership commitment is for 6 months. At the end of the 5th month, artist will inform Lisa Reed of plan to renew.

Title cards, price tags, signage, and website representation will be provided for artists by Mecca in order to maintain a professional and uniform appearance. Artist Bio written by artits and your business cards must be displayed with your artwork.

We encourage all of our members to attend General Monthly Meetings at the store at a time to be determined. Your input is necessary to our success!

Each artist is responsible for the register money on their own shift. Instructions on processing sales will be provided.

Signed: ____________________ Print Name: _________________________

Date: __________

Lisa Reed Bio

Lisa Reed – Founder Mecca on Main and Watercolor Artist

MECCA ON MAIN is my vision, a way of following my passions and giving other Artists a way to expand upon theirs. MECCA is a place where artists of all kinds have studio space in which to create and sell their art. After many years in sales, I left the corporate world as a National Sales Director and decided to follow my heart by pursuing my livelihood doing all the creative things I love to do. I am drawing on my entrepreneurial experience launching and running retail stores and founding a successful residential interior design business plus several years in the wholesale gift industry. I always loved helping Store owners develop and grow their business while I was representing the first and largest showroom in the Dallas World Trade Center. Merchandising, design and marketing have always been a creative way for me to solve problems in the retail environment and I am able to put those skills to work at Mecca.

MECCA offers classes of all kinds taught by the many talented artists in North Texas. Our unique historical building is also available for use by other clubs, organizations and private functions, making this a cozy gathering place in the middle of Aubrey, Texas.
In addition to creating MECCA ON MAIN for other artists, I will also be selling my own ink and wash watercolor sketches. I love to draw every day things I see as well as contracting to do House Portraits. With gratitude, I share my journey and MECCA ON MAIN with you