The proposed co-op would occupy space in a rock and brown stucco building built by Neal. Located in Springdale on Hwy 9, between the Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens and the Big Screen Theater, the building is less than a 1/4 mile from the entrance to Zion park.
The top floor of the building is a small apartment and the basement can be used as a studio space. The retail space available for the co-op venture on the main floor includes 1200 square feet of space, 1400 square feet of wall space, and both artificial and natural lighting. Ample parking is located next to the building.
The gallery space has been most recently used by Mark Weiler and Ed Firmage as a retail outlet for their giclee-printed photography. Though Weiler said the gallery received good traffic he feels the space will be most successful if it has a variety of work at a variety of prices.
Weiler and a number of other artists have expressed an interest in the co-op proposal. The Takachs hope to have a meeting with all interested artists before the Easter holiday so that the gallery can be open for that busy week. Monthly membership in the co-op will be determined by the number of artists involved. The Takachs are asking for $2000 in rent, though they say they are willing to reduce the gallery space and charge less in rent.
If you are interested in participating in the co-op venture, please contact:
P.O. Box 313
Springdale, Utah 84767