We had the good fortune of connecting with Sadie Young and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sadie, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to create a gallery that was inclusive and accessible to everyone. A place where everyone could enjoy art in all of its forms. A gallery that was inclusive of all types of artists and a place to create out-of-the-box opportunities for artists, musicians, and creatives.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
At Spectra we aim to support artists and provide a space that cultivates creativity through highly curated contemporary art exhibitions, events, and detailed immersive experiences. We are owned and operated by 3 young women, who have a clear vision and love for the creative community and Spectra Art Space just turned 4 years old last January 3rd. Set with a strong intention to inspire everyone through a variety of events, art classes, music showcases, lectures, and demos, in a beautiful and welcoming environment. We are passionate about helping creative’s pursue their passions. I got to where I am today with long nights, coffee, and a desire to make Spectra work & stay alive for our community. No, it has not been easy, and we are still in the process of overcoming many challenges. The way we have gotten through past challenges has been with the support of our community and a lot of creativity! But hey that is what us artists are good at! The biggest lesson I have learned since opening Spectra Art Space is that it is ok to ask for help & it is important to take care of yourself as an owner or else you can not properly take care of your work! I would like the world to know that we are still here! That we are determined to keep Spectra Art Space Alive and come out of the pandemic stronger than ever, for the 100″s of artists we represent, and the thousands of people who have supported us along the way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would have to take them camping and hiking for sure. The mountains are a huge part of my life and one of the best things about Colorado! I always take guests to get a Curtis Park Deli sandwich because they are the absolute best. I would have to take them to see all of the art in Denver as well. The West Fax District and the Denver Art District specifically have been keeping art alive through the madness of this pandemic which has closed a lot of the small businesses that I loved.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To the people who have helped me keep this place going and believed in me and in Spectra, I would like to extend a special thank you to Emily, Kayla, Max, Grace, Juli, Wes, Kaitlyn,Lexi, and my partner Alex.
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Juli Williams, Sadie Young, Cara Noelani.