Just several weeks into her new art store, the owner of The Good Goat Gallery is already eyeing an expansion into the storefront next door on Madison Avenue.
It's the natural next step.
The brightly colored store is one part welcoming and another part whimsical.
The new gallery at 17012 Madison Avenue currently features the work of nine artists — in a variety of mediums.
Think painting, pottery, jewelry, photography and “upcycling.”
Good Goat Gallery owner Nancy Cintron, a Lakewood native, said she wanted to create a welcoming and positive environment.
“Everything in here is happy, whimsical and humorous,” she said.
Before opening the store, Cintron was teaching art at Beck Center for the Arts, but she also spent time painting and selling her work online.
“I’ve been dreaming about having a gallery for many years,” she said. “This has all happened really fast. When the opportunity came, we began building the space.”
The back half of the business is still used as a carpentry workshop, but Cintron said she plans to also use the space for artist workshops.
Cintron said she’s looking to move into the vacant storefront next door and is planning a renovation. She’d like to launch a non-profit organization to offer community art, music and creative writing workshops.
With the Breakneck Gallery on the other side, she said it’s an ideal location.
“We’re trying to build an art community,” Cintron said.
The story behind the name of the gallery?
“I really like goats,” Cintron said. “They’re usually portrayed as Satanic animals, but they’re really good animals.”
The gallery’s motto is “Be Good. Do Good Things.”
“I want to good things with the gallery,” she said.
For more on the gallery, including upcoming shows, visit the website.