If you have always wanted to start up a café of your own, you might want to consider starting up an art gallery café which not only sell food and drinks to people will while they relax, but they will also be able to enjoy and take in some amazing artwork.
Original artwork and classics
When you start your art gallery café, you will need to make a decision about what kind of art you will have displayed. You can choose to do one of two things. You can either display famous pieces of art such as find indigenous art for sale or buy it for your gallery or you can choose to display local budding artists in order to give them exposure.
You may even find indigenous art for sale and try to resell it in your café to art collectors who stop by for a coffee or a snack. If you are going to display art work by local artists, you can sell it at a slightly higher price than the asking price where you will have a small margin for displaying the art at your venue.
You can choose to have a very artistic interior décor to go with your art gallery theme where you will attract artsy, creative people to your restaurant and café. In fact, you can even have one of your own artists come in and decorate your store for you which will save you a lot of money and also give the artist a lot of exposure because when customers ask about your cafes décor, you will be able to speak to them about the artist.
Security of the work
If you are going to by classic pieces for resale, you have to keep in mind that the value of these pieces will be quite high and therefore there is a big chance of burglary in your premises. With artwork, burglary can happen in two ways. The first is where the artwork is stolen out right where you will notice it missing immediately and alert the police or by the burglar replacing the original with a duplicate when you are not look which means you may not find out that your artwork has been stolen for many months. You may even end up selling the artwork to a collector only to find out from the collector and his lawyers that you have sold a duplicate however, you will never be able to prove when the original and the duplicate were switched and therefore you will have to bear the cost.