Posted on April 30, 2013
Beaux Arts Designs, Inc.
John Burak, Proprietor
Woodworking & Design
We – the businesses at the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center — are a Village. Not a Museum Village, static and preserved for posterity of days gone by, but functional and pertinent to today’s economy and needs.
We preserve the arts and craftsmanship of a bygone era that are just not attainable in this big-box world, still holding to tradition and yet evolving with the world to suit modern lifestyles and advances in technology. Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center tenants are creative in their fields. We have our painters, sculptors, blacksmiths, contractors, carpenters, furniture makers, landscapers, soap makers, set designers, jewelry makers, yarn makers, photographers, musicians, and more.
People who gravitate here soon come to realize that we are more than a bunch of tenants in an industrial park. What makes the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center unique is that we care for our neighbors. We know what they are doing and what they may be going through personally and professionally. Someone is always eager to lend a helping hand and real bonds are formed beyond the working environment.
This truly is a community center – and that sense of belonging extends beyond the complex and into the neighborhood of area residents and businesses. This is due in no small part to the efforts of the owners and board members of the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, who foster and nurture this creativity and camaraderie through their tireless work to promote shows, events and festivals for the general public. Every tenant is invited to participate with the Center’s leadership and staff as they continue the unwavering work to preserve, but still upgrade, our beautiful historical environment.
When we moved into Building #3C 2nd floor in 1996 as a fledgling corporation, we were nervous about growing. Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center has always been supportive in this endeavor, and has grown along with us. The Center continually re-invests in the facility and it is now substantially upgraded. Among the many businesses in the complex there is a great sense of community and sharing, and this camaraderie is fostered by the management and staff of the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center. Throughout our time here, they have worked with us through difficult times and have met our needs when needed to move up to the next level.
We have been a tenant at the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center for almost six years. Our company has enjoyed its expansion in this complex and has the peace of mind that our landlord cares about our business and its growth. The rental rates are very reasonable and the employees of the complex are consistently helpful with any needs that may arise. I look forward to growing my company here for many years to come.
O’KANE ENTERPRISES, LTD.
O’Kane Enterprises has been a tenant at Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center since 2004. We enjoy the ‘bygone era’ architecture of the complex, along with the walking paths by the stream, which are good for a lunchtime walk. The area is a great work environment. We also appreciate the gated security in the evenings and on weekends.
We’ve been in the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center for a decade and are very happy here. The unique environment is stimulating, our fellow tenants are interesting and the support staff is consistently excellent.
I’ve been a professional artist for over thirty years. I moved my studio to the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center from New York City about two years ago and it has been a very pleasant, positive experience.
Not only do I have creative support from other artists in the complex but I also utilize the expert fabrication resources that many of the businesses here supply. Specifically, I have been able to rely on the expertise and support of the incredible wood working skills of Richard Johnson of R. J. Originals, Mike Tito’s old world craftsmanship and Capital Scenic’s ability to fabricate anything you might dream up.
If you are a serious artist and want a place that will let your creative spirit fly I recommend the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center. It has been very beneficial to all my artistic endeavors and a boon to my career.