A personal friend of mine, Rino Bortolin, has been running Black Kettle Bistro, located at 357 Ouellette Avenue (the old Quizno’s) for a while.
He has recently placed a focus on supporting the arts, musicians, photographers, and the like.
One problem, they don’t know he’s looking for them (you).
Rino wants you to simply get a hold of him, and let him know who you are, what your artwork is…and if you’re willing to show your stuff in his soup and sandwich shop.
They provide for a breakfast crowd, a huge lunch crowd, and a growing after-hours crowd…most of whom are not frequent visitors of the usual art haunts. It’s a fantastic opportunity to grow your personal web of art buyers and contacts…from people who work downtown during the day!
Here’s some of what he wrote me in an e-mail:
I hope this will enhance the atmosphere, not in it for any financial gain. I want to foster a relationship with people, so creating a warm, comfortable, dynamic, interesting, and thought-provoking environment is very important to me.
I think you (as an artist reading this) would be silly to not e-mail Rino to take advantage of this.
Phone is 252.4333
E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org