Pottery, Painting, and Parties!
Offer the "arts" to families, groups, schools, and parties
Make money while having fun!
Art Trooper is a make-it-yourself art studio located in Milwaukee's affluent Northshore. Customers walk-in and choose from hundreds of family-friendly projects: pottery painting, canvas painting, mosaics, glass fusion, clay, jewelry making and more. People come from all over and visit on a regular basis.
Art Trooper also provides group entertainment for birthday parties, colleges, schools, nursing homes, churches/temples, daycares and non-profits. We've entertained over 2,000 Girl Scouts since 2008.
Groups (including buses) come use our ADA-compliant party room (equipped with a modified kitchen) or ...we visit their location and provide the turn-key entertainment. The clientele list is impressive including the Milwaukee Bucks/Sams Hope, Make-a-Wish, Boys & Girls Clubs, Johnson Controls, Kohl's Corporation, MSOE,Milwaukee Athletic club, etc. We also offer programs for local libraries and recreation departments. The marketing opportunities and synergies are endless.
Art Trooper has acquired an active email database of devoted followers and a strong facebook page. Our Website shows up at the top of many keyword searches. Every season has an audience...camps in the summer, troops in the Spring, people making holiday gifts in the fall.
There are a variety of local and national suppliers, which makes acquiring inventory convenient with competitive pricing.
The new owner of this business should love working with people. It is a business where "relationships" are important. They should also be creative, but not necessarily artistic. It's a one-of-a-kind enterprise. Art Trooper is deeply rooted in the community working with hundreds of schools for fundraising, scouts, special-interest days, carnivals, silent auctions and more. It is these relationships that carried us through a tough retail recession from 2008-2011. A lot of brand new businesses would have failed--but, this community loves Art Trooper. The community continued to support Art Trooper booking birthday parties and creating projects.
If you're looking to follow the trends...the popular wine and canvas painting parties can be implemented. There are numerous community artists that will teach programs for Art Trooper. The new owner can lead this business in any direction and have the support necessary to make it a success. Many communities have approached Art Trooper to set up a store in their area. Art Trooper attracts families. It's possible to franchise.
This business is profitable and self-sustaining. The owner is a motivated seller. There are bookings on the calendar...so the new owner will be busy. The best part? You can own this successful retail business for the price of starting a retail art studio from scratch.
Serious inquiries should contact Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org.