What Is A DIGGS Art Show?
DIGGS provides a professional gallery environment for Local Art Shows in Montrose. Our Loft Style office features tons of natural light, a professional lighting and hanging system and a airy open floor plan perfect for enjoying the art.
Who Gets An Art Show At DIGGS?
DIGGS invites artists local to Glendale, La Crescenta and the Foothills to display their work for approximately six weeks, individually or in groups. We also offer our space to the artist(s) to host their own reception. DIGGS takes a gallery fee of 30% for work sold during the show and then donates that fee to a local non-profit of the artist’s choosing. Interested parties can fill out the form below.
Why Art Shows at DIGGS?
It might seem confusing. DIGGS is a real estate office, so what’s up with the art shows, right?
Buying and selling a home is stressful and a bit scary for most people. Most people move for life reasons, and those reasons are stressful enough on their own. Having a real estate advisor you truly trust – and environment that feels supportive, not salesy, can make a big difference.
Our Art Shows gives us the chance to meet people in our community well before they might need us for a life move. Attendees enjoy the art and become familiar with the DIGGS brand- it is clear we are not your average real estate company.
Donating The Gallery Fee To Local Non Profits
The other reason for the shows – and a completely unplanned plesant consequence…
My first artist, Nancy Grubb, told me I HAD to charge a gallery fee or artists wouldn’t take me seriously. We argued over the fee – I wanted to charge 10%, she recommended 50% – and then settled on 30%. I figured it was harmless, how many paintings would sell at a real estate office?
Boy, was surprised! Our first show sold a few thousand dollars in paintings. Nancy and I decided to donate the DIGGS Gallery Fee to the American Cancer Society and we were off to the races.
Since then we have raised thousands of dollars and encourage our artists to select local non-profit organizations.
Artists and Groups With Art Shows at DIGGS
A few of the artists and groups that have had art shows at DIGGS:
Non-Profits benefitting from the Art Shows at DIGGS
Some of the non-profit organizations we have been able to donate to:
Glendale Humane Society
Verdugo Woodlands Dad’s Club
La Canada High School Fine Arts Department
American Heart Association
American Cancer Association
Glendale Artists Association Scholarship Program
SheIS- a support and advocacy non- profit for victims of sex trafficking
We Are Looking For More Artists and Groups
Do you know a local artist that should display thier art at DIGGS?! Let us know in the form below and we will send an application! We are looking for artists that live in Glendale, La Crescenta, La Canada or close by. Our ideal artist or artist group is part of a non-profit group who will help promote the show and raise funds!