museums&MORE Winter 2011

Artist Spotlight: Kathleen Lighty

Digital photography serves as both employment and enjoyment for this artistWhen handed lemons, some people make lemonade. When handed a daunting diagnosis, Kathleen Lighty made art.While working as a ... more

Editor’s Letter: The Art of Retail

By Abby Heugel, Managing Editor I'm going to take a minute to brag a bit, as something pretty cool happened in my city of Grand Rapids this fall - the second year of ArtPrize. The inaugural event was ... more

Make the Most of It

No matter the size, every store has the potential to create a big impact with small changesI often get questions from smaller stores about how they can make the most of the merchandising resources the... more

The Four M’s of Retail

Marketing, merchandising, management and merchant services can help increase store sales Let's face it - retail still isn't where we want it to be. Even if your foot traffic is strong, your sales may ... more

The Great Outdoors

The Lindsay Wildlife Museum Gift Store may be small, but it has a large impactAs one of the most recognized wildlife rehab hospitals in the country, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, Calif.... more

Trends and Toys

The challenge of catering to customers of all agesStocking your shop's shelves with entertaining products designed to appeal to children of all ages is no small feat, and finding a balance that keeps ... more

Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts

Creating a "test" store during a big city-wide event gets them ready for new store launchThe Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA) in Grand Rapids, Mich. didn't have a retail store in their buil... more

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