The Artist Bloc

Darlene, Watricia & LaTasha

Darlene, Watricia & LaTasha

The Artist Bloc

The Artist Bloc (TAB) is the go-to place where creative minds meet, melding in one boutique coffee house, fine arts gallery, and retail art supply store, as well as serving as a place for the arts community to gather, work, and socialize. In addition to the retail component, the venue also hosts regular arts events including film screenings, poetry readings, and live performances. To broaden the arts’ reach into the local community, The Artist Bloc also sponsors art classes for children and seniors, as well as specialized classes for individuals living with Alzheimer’s. TAB also hosts a weekly event known as “Paint N Sipp”, a professional artist guides guests in creating a unique painting while guests enjoy one of a varied and unique selection of wines.

The team is focused on creating a marketing plan that will assure a sustainable and growing future. The retail business and the cafe are both supported by the programming. A localized community development marketing strategy is being considered for a pilot program this fall.

Through Triad Startup Lab, The Artist Bloc has gained knowledge, guidance, organization and inspiration. Overall, they strive to gain a better understanding of business operation, marketing and a strategic and scientific approach towards growing their business.

Written by Allen Schiffman