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FOR SALE: Island Art Gallery-Kennedy Studios

Posted by David Lott on November 26, 2021
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Island Art Gallery/Kennedy Studios Is for Sale

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The owners of the long-established Island Art Gallery/Kennedy Studios–set in a prime location on Main Street in Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard–is for sale. (Note: Business only is for sale.)

The owners have put the business up for sale after taking it over last year and having invested in a new look that involved new paint, new fixtures, new artists and a new professional approach.

The result is a revitalized business that has significantly increased revenues and welcomed new artists that have put the art of Martha’s Vineyard in sharper focus. Send me more information about this business for sale

Your Own Island Business

The Island Art Gallery/Kennedy Studios has been open year-round for more than 17 years and boasts a loyal and dedicated clientele. Yes, Martha’s Vineyard is a great place to visit, but it’s even better when you can live and work there.

As an owner, you’ll benefit from a strong local artist colony, award-winning schools, mild climate, low taxes, low crime, proximity to Boston and direct flights to New York City.

The framing part of the business smartly brings in repeat customers year-round, serving as the bread-and-butter foundation for the front-of-the store art gallery. Send me more information about this business for sale

Artist/Owner Can Build Their Own Client List

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Bright new look and easy access displays.

If you are an artist looking to cultivate your own following while earning a living in your own business, the Island Art Gallery/Kennedy Studios is tailor made for you.

The business is available turn-key, including established relationships with island artists, art inventory, all framing equipment, shelving and displays, plus a priceless client list, website and social media accounts in Instagram and Facebook.

The owners have even created step-by-step SOP guides which will show you how to operate all the equipment, handle the books and much more.

Asking price for this business–inventory, client and artist lists, all supplies & equipment, e-commerce website, social media accounts: $85,000. Send me more information about this business for sale

For More Information

To inquire about this business, Contact Principal Broker, David Lott, Vineyard Open House Real Estate, 508-338-2495. Or send an email.

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Here is a sampling of services supplied by Island Art Gallery/Kennedy Studios.

KENNEDY STUDIOS SERVICES

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A Sampling of Services

  • Image Restoration
  • Broken Glass Replacement
  • Computerized Mat Cutting Service
  • Custom Imaging – Digital Printing
  • Photo Scanning and Restoration
  • Museum and Preservation Quality Framing
  • Needlework & Canvas Stretching
  • Signature Mats
  • Virtual Framing
  • Art & Wall Shadowboxes
  • Sports Jersey Framing
  • Rush Service Available
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CLIENTS & COMPETITORS

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The store is on Main St., Vineyard Haven, a short walk from the ferry.

  • Kennedy Studios maintains an active list of loyal framing clients that goes back to 2006. All framing records are saved and are available for repeat customers who ask for the same frame to put onto their new artwork.
  • Investment in the physical plant, new artist relationships, professional maintenance & bookkeeping have helped increase revenue
  • Competitors – There is just one competitor on-island that offer similar services and the Island Art Gallery/Kennedy Studios has, by far, the best location—Main Street Center in Vineyard Haven, the island’s main year-round town. The location is just a short block up Union Street from the Steamship Authority dock–the main gateway to Martha’s Vineyard and the only ferry location open year-round.
  • Asking price for this business–inventory, client and artist lists, all supplies & equipment, e-commerce website, social media accounts: $85,000. Send me more information about this business for sale

To inquire by phone about this business, Call Principal Broker, David Lott, Vineyard Open House Real Estate, 508-338-2495. Or send an email.

ART GALLERY & WEBSITE

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Island Art Gallery/Kennedy Studios works with Island Artists and Photographers and sells them on consignment.In the past year new artists such as Michael Blanchard have been added as part of a renewed focus on Martha’s Vineyard-related art.

Clients include summer visitors and year-rounders looking for a memory to take home, original art and photography. Local businesses such as real estate firms are also frequent repeat purchasers who love to reward their clients with an important island image.

Kennedy Studios has an extensive and active e-commerce website, www.kennedystudiosmv.com which was established 2008 and updated in 2020.

Visitor traffic totals up to 600 visits per day. In 2020, the website has enjoyed a substantial increase of on-line shoppers due to stay-at-home shopping.

The Kennedy Studios website, in particular, is an area ripe for further development and the generation of additional income.

Asking price for this business–inventory, client and artist lists, all supplies & equipment, e-commerce website, social media accounts: $85,000. Send me more information about this business for sale

To inquire about this business, Contact Principal Broker, David Lott, Vineyard Open House Real Estate, 508-338-2495. Or send an email.

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