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Santanna

Santanna's Art Gallery

Cleveland, OH

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Personal Story

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. During recent years, I have developed an interest in the history of various art cultures. I am strongly inspired and fascinated by the old masters of the Renaissance period, due to the subject matter, emotion, and physical anguish that was expressed in their works. This fascination has led me to the practice of a variety of art styles and techniques such as contemporary, surrealism, still life, relief sculptures, and work-studies of Renaissance art.

The idea behind my style of art is an attempt to allow the viewer to peruse into my realm of imagination that is expressed on canvas. In my opinion, art is the perception of one’s own reality transformed through thought, vision, and emotion. I believe art has the power to inspire, overwhelm, and challenge the human mind. Therefore, in my paintings I endeavor to provoke the viewer to suggest the theory behind my creations.

The love and passion I feel for the Arts has compelled me to start my own art gallery. The purpose of opening Santanna’s Art Gallery is to preserve the Arts by providing high quality artwork at easily affordable prices that will inspire and open a person’s mind to all the infinite possibilities in life.

Business Description

Santanna’s Art Gallery is a fresh and innovative art company that specializes in unique and original artwork. The company artists produce one-of-a-kind creations that can only be obtained through the Santanna’s Art Gallery. The current inventory of the company includes but is not limited to acrylic paintings, oil paintings, canvas paintings, contemporary art paintings, mix media art, and relief sculptures. Additionally, the company accommodates requests for customer-specialized paintings. The current inventory contains a price range for all consumers groups, and this provides the company with the flexibility to distribute artwork in a wide variety of individuals.

What is the purpose of this loan?

The purpose of opening Santanna’s Art Gallery is to preserve the Arts by providing high quality artwork at easily affordable prices that will inspire and open a person’s mind to all the infinite possibilities in life. I am applying for this to obtain the assistance I need in order to fulfill my dreams. The current inventory is enough to cover the rent, lights, phone/internet, insurance, security system, and marketing expenses of the company. This loan will enable me to to complete the following investments:

Equipment-Framing equipment $3,000.00
Inventory-Studio supplies $2,500.00

Total Investments $5,500.00

Santanna's loan is endorsed by The Urban League of Greater Cleveland. The information below explains why his trustee thinks Santanna is a great candidate for a Kiva Zip loan.
How long have you known this person?

1 year - 3 years

Tell us about your relationship with this borrower.

We met Santanna at an Art Expo and immediately loved ALL his artwork. We discussed the opportunity for Santanna to become and SBDC client and transform his talent into a sustainable art business. Santanna showed instant commitment to the effort, attended all recommended trainings, workshops and recieved 1-on-1 counseling. His progress resulted in winning a community grant to open a gallery in a district targeted for revitalization.

Tell us about this borrower's personality and character, and why you are endorsing him or her for a Kiva Zip loan.

Very methodic, disciplined and talented professional. Dedicated to his art form and continuing education. Willing to do what is neccessary to achieve milestones.

Tell us about this borrower's business, and why you believe a Kiva Zip loan will contribute to his or her success.

Santanna is very knowlegable about running a galley. He has previous experience as a partner in another art gallery. Santanna has completed a sound business plan for his new endeaver. His gallery is targeted for opening in April 2014. He has invested $8,000 of his own funds and needs $5,000 more to finalize leasehold improvements. The gallery is part of a 5 block community that is targeted for renewal. and his retail gallery will contribute to the vitality of retail offerings in the districts, bringing both jobs and consumers to the area.

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PAYING BACK

A loan of $5,000 helps me to buy framing equipment and art supplies for Santanna's Art Gallery.

Disbursed May 8, 2014
Repayment Term:
24 monthly payments
Grace Period:
N/A
Listed:
Mar 4, 2014
Disbursed:
May 8, 2014
Paying Back:
May 9, 2014

About Santanna's Art Gallery

Industry:
Arts / Crafts
Years in Operation:
New Business
Badges:
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What are Borrower Badges?

Borrower Badges are a system designed to recognize and reward borrowers’ engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

There are two types of badges that are tiered like medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

  1. 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
  2. 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

This loan is endorsed by

Trustee Type:
Micro Enterprise Development Organization
Location:
Cleveland, OH
Badges:
None
On Zip Since:
Mar 4, 2014
(12 months)
Loans Endorsed:
2
Total Value:
$10,000
Fundraising/Raised:
0
Paying on Time:
Not enough data
Paying Back Late:
Not enough data
Repaid in Full:
0
Defaulted:
0
Repayment Rate:
Not enough data
Why are you endorsing Santanna?

Very methodic, disciplined and talented professional. Dedicated to his art form and continuing education. Willing to do what is neccessary to achieve milestones.

What are Trustee Badges?

Trustee Badges are a system designed to recognize and reward trustees’ engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

There are two types of badges that are tiered like medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

  1. 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
  2. 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.