Total loan: $10,000
Phoenix, AZ, United States / Arts
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A loan helped this repeat borrower secure additional equipment for their art studio!
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, I am an artist and entrepreneur. But it definitely didn't start out that way. Over the years I worked in the service industry, the retail industry, the restaurant industry, and even the transportation and logistics industry! Art was something I had wanted to do since childhood, but growing up they taught us that "you can't make a living as an artist!" Well, over the past 12+ years, I've proven that mantra to be false! First, I worked at my art until I became successful. Next I started teaching! Being able to create and teach what I love is a true dream-become-reality for me. Having taught elsewhere for years under the limitations of other studios, it has been amazing to have the freedom to develop classes and programs with my own vision, and the share that vision with the community at large. My studio, Milkweed Arts, is now in its fifth year, and we just keep growing! With great support staff, great students, and a supportive community, we can only continue to succeed!