How much would it cost to open an art gallery?

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June 19, 2019 / By Abot
Question: My father does photography and we thought about opening an art gallery. How much would it cost to open an art gallery and what would be the monthly expenses? Please and thank you. Let's say in Portland, OR. Let's say I wanted to open a gallery in Portland, OR.
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Sofia Sofia | 10 days ago
HOW.... on .... Earth .... do you expect anyone to tell you that? If you are THAT naive about business, you better just forget the whole idea. A location in a bad area in a small town might cost $500 a month, a shop in a nice area in a larger town might cost over $5000 a month. Then you have operating expenses, which will again vary greatly. You have business license, accountant fees, insurance fees, and how are you planning on working with any displaying artists? How much will you take from any sells? Are you going to charge for wall space? I hope you don't think your Father "doing photography" is going to finance and support this whole thing. This question is simply another variation of the never ending "what do I name my photography business" questions seen on here almost hourly by totally clueless people as pertains to business knowledge. An art gallery is a business much like any other. I suggest you get in some business courses / classes if this is something you want to pursue in the future. steve
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Sofia Originally Answered: If freedom cost me a little under half the year to pay for, what does tyranny cost?
Only about 30% of Federal expenditures are to protect you from others. the rest are to "protect you from yourself" IE social security, Medicare, Medicaid and various other spending programs. In other words their not protecting your freedom at all, if anything they actually just taking more of it away. to grant you this mythical concept of "security" from yourself. Really all it is, is a means to redistribute your hard heard work to other people who don't want to work like you to earn it. So I suppose you could call it security from the consequence of delinquency and lasynes, thou most would look at basic economics 101 and conclude that's actually a bad thing not a good thing. But your right the Mob would probably be cheaper to pay off. Then your got state Taxes and that depends largely on your particular state, But in general they do all the real domestic law enforcement and education, as well as a variable number of other such security from yourself things, depending upon state. All politicians generally like this stuff because its power to them, control on how to spend your money is the highest form of power they can ever achieve, and so they want as much of it as they possibly can. unfortunately of course this all comes at a very high cost to you in terms of freedom. The Freedom that is inextricably linked to the lives works you have to put into earning that money in the first place simply to have them take nearly 1/3rd to half of it, to spend on your behalf. NO very little of that money they take from you is used to actually protect your rights, Most all of it is to "protect you" from yourself by lining other peoples pockets with your money. Side note: Pretty much all of such activity at least on the Federal level is technically unconstitutional. That being said its been about 100 years since the Federal Government employees in the black robes(US supreme court) and the other 2 branches congress and the presidency, actually cared about what the Constitution actually said as defined, promised, and demonstrated clearly by its writers in terms of limitations on their own federal power. Sadly this has been the pattern for most of the western world due in no small part to the efforts of Organizations like the UN and others created by the biggest expander of government and biggest creator of theses “security from yourself” programs. Namely Franklin D. Roosevelt. Believe it or not, he and his people actually had requirements for member nations to do this crap build into the contract for membership in these “international Organizations”. Which was also made contingent upon so many other things we do namely recognition and crap. That’s why all western nations have this kind of taxation and exploration. The only reason 3rd world country's which do do it in principle are so much cheaper is because they really cant do it their too poor, and they cant afford the initial costs. So yes, our leaders in the past spend considerable effort to insure every government in the world did the same destructive social control/engineering they did. The main reason they 3rd world tyranny's are generally cheaper on net is because the population has already been driven into the ground and is too poor to pay any higher bills.
Sofia Originally Answered: If freedom cost me a little under half the year to pay for, what does tyranny cost?
There are two main kinds of freedom: - internal (possibility of thinking freely) - external (possibility of moving, acting etc...) Both are dependent of your past experiences, what happened to you in your life, the place you live (you can't have much external freedom in a totalitarian country for example). Freedom is doing the best you can within the condition you have been born with (I think one cannot really say that a person with a serious mental illness can be truly free). Freedom comes at the cost of responsibility: the freer you are the more responsible for your action you are accountable for and the more you have to take up this responsibility. For some kind of philosophies (hard determinism) we are not free at all: freedom is just an illusion, but everything is pre-determined. In this case experiencing no freedom would mean experiencing the world as we normally do. But if you are not a hard determinist experiencing no freedom at all would mean to be deprived of both internal and external freedoms: no freedom to act, move and express yourself and no freedom to think (example being brainwashed). Hope this helps.

Polly Polly
There are so many factors to consider such as size, location, advertising budget, staff, etc... Here is what I can tell you from what my1,200 sqft gallery cost: Rent $2,900 per month. Utilities: $600 per month Staff: $2,500 per month Advertising $1,500 per month. Misc: book keeping, taxes, etc... $200 per month That works out to $7,700 per month or $90,000 per year. That means if you want to make a living at it, you are going to need to sell close to $150,000 worth of art each year.
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Maud Maud
The same as a bakery without the machinery; it depends on the space and the place. After the most difficult thing is holding it with your sells
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Maud Originally Answered: How much do you cost?
well, if i'm gonna be doin dishes and homework, the "anything else i want" better be something good...

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