Kaddatz Galleries Strategy Roadmap
To foster visual arts education & appreciation and to maintain a gallery that celebrates the work of area artists and honors the legacy of Charles Beck.
We aim to maintain & grow our high-impact programming for kids & adults, pursue broader artistic representation for area artists, introduce more challenging & culturally responsive work to our audience, & update our relationship with technology to offer a more seamless experience for artists and patrons alike.
Why do we do what we do?
We believe in the cultural and economic power of visual arts. We believe visual arts to be a valid and important form of communication; an aesthetic language that offers systemic and cultural commentary, offers the opportunity for the exploration of different perspectives, and may act as a catalyst for change.
Providing a premier gallery experience where the careers of regional artists may be validated, celebrated and explored through exhibitions, sales, and educational programs.
We offer artists:
Space- 1,900 Sq Ft (main gallery), 435 Sq Ft (studio k). The Kaddatz Galleries offers a premier contemporary gallery experience in an historic building in the heart of downtown Fergus Falls.
Curatorial Services- Staff helps design, hang, light & market all exhibitions. We even help with things like setting prices & refining artist statements.
Marketing- Exhibiting artists have their work featured on a keepsake postcard & sent to our mailing list. Show details go out via email & social media, to NPR, & to local papers.
Community - "Galleries... build a community — a real, true social network — your art ecosystem." huffpost.com/entry/why-galleries-are-importa_b_4074202
Compensation- Artists are compensated for their time speaking at their reception and receive 60% of all sales of their work made through the gallery.
Retail options- Art is available for sale in the gallery and online.
We offer the community a premier contemporary gallery experience, learning opportunities, retail options, gathering space, and free wine and cheese.
Providing introductory visual arts experiences & educational programs;
Providing a welcoming, inspirational space to explore visual art;
Introducing visual art as a valid and important form of cultural commentary & expression.
Be a welcoming introduction to the language & cultural importance of fine visual arts.