Business: Smithfield Cultural Arts Center (Home of the Isle of Wight Arts League)

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Street Address: 346 Main Street, Smithfield

Phone Number: 757-357-7707

Operating Hours: Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5

E-mail address:

Web site:

Owner/operator: Wayne Stallings

Nature of business: We are operated by the Isle of Wight Arts League, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and recognition of the arts as an important, multicultural contributor to the well- being and growth of the community.

Year founded: 1991

Prior locations: None

Number of Employees: One full-time director, four part-time employees, six resident artists and some wonderful volunteers (still looking for more)

How’s business? Getting better ever day

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We enjoy meeting and sharing with everyone our art, and our admission is free. This place is alive and full energy.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere:

Original art of all mediums by multiple artists

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Do what you love.

Your first job: Grass cutter, sand trap weed puller and snack bar server for a golf course.

Your role model: James Warwick Jones

The key to a successful business is: Listen to your customers.