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This week’s “Business Spotlight” is Ginkgo Arts, which is located at 21 S High Street! We sat down with the Managing Partners, Charlot Barker & Stephen Figgatt.

1. Tell me about your store and any particular things you believe make it unique.

Ginkgo Arts is a community of artists and creatives, who use their spaces as their studio, as a gallery, or to teach lessons. We’re fortunate to have amazing local artists who make Ginkgo Arts their home! When you visit, you’ll see paintings, including oil, acrylic, and watercolors, stained glass and ceramics, and a variety of others.

We often host special events, including live musicians, community drawing & painting lessons, poets, and artist talks. Follow us on social media at @ginkgoartswestchester to see what’s coming next.

2. What services or products do you offer?

We offer co-working spaces for artists and creatives in a bright and open environment where they’re free to work and show their art to a growing group of collectors.

3. How long have you been in business?

The first artists/creatives joined us in February 2021.

4. What do you love most about being located in West Chester?

We absolutely love the community in West Chester and the tremendous support we’ve had from other businesses and residents! It is certainly a community that loves original artwork. Our resident artists sometimes bring their easel to our window, entryway, or sidewalk on High Street, so you may see paintings created as you walk past!

5. What can you tell me about the culture or atmosphere of your store?

We often have people step into Ginkgo Arts, look around, and say how they love the feeling. Our resident artists are welcoming and really do encourage each other.

6. Is there anything else you would like to share about your store?

We’ll be participating in the Fall Gallery Walk from 4pm-8pm on Friday, October 7th! Come visit us to see artwork from Landon Peacock, Theresa Groff, Karen McCool, RS Wallace, Shiney, Gwenn Knapp, Brett Millichap, and Wood for Water (a non-profit charity).

About the author : Rebecca Schmidt