Congratulations to the winner!!
2019 Indie Award Winner:
The Art Lounge
Your votes helped select The Art Lounge as the recipient of the 2019 Independent We Stand, Independent Small Business of the Year Award!
The Art Lounge has been a staple in the community for 8 years now. Owner, Brandi Dice has been in the picture framing business for 15 years and has made it her mission to give back to the community that supports her.
Since opening in 2011, The Art Lounge has helped raise over $25,000 to support a variety of community causes. hosting numerous fundraisers to help local non- profits. Some of these include: PAWWS, a local wildlife rescue. They bring rehabilitated animals to The Art Lounge to educate, and promote the health and well- being of the wildlife around us. Carmen’s Rescue, a local non-profit who helps pull animals from kill shelters and other undesirable conditions. Carmen has been able to help hundreds of animals every year, part of this because of the help from places like The Art Lounge. The Art Lounge has also assisted with fundraising efforts to build more dog run fencing at the local shelter, and continues to be a local drop off location for Monroe’s Mighty Mission. MMM is a non- profit providing food and other necessities to animals in need in our community.
The Art Lounge is more than just picture framing, the gallery has been a great asset for local artists to display and sell their works. Over 20 local artists are featured in the gallery, along with some regional works. The Art Lounge hosts monthly art walks, and shows to help promote the arts. Twice a year The Art Lounge features an outdoor artists market. Over 20 vendors set up and sell work to the community. The Art Lounge gallery has helped artists sell over $50,000 worth of work to the surrounding cities since opening.
Brandi’s vision for The Art Lounge has always been to keep a fun, laid back environment for all people and friendly pets to feel welcome. People know they can come by just to say hello, meet with other fellow artists, and, of course, get quality custom framing and gifts.
Another great example of a locally-owned small businesses creating local memories and lasting impact in their community.
Congratulations to The Art Lounge!