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Hill Country Artisans Gallery on Main SBDC Success Story

Economic Impact

  • Business Expansion
  • 2 Jobs Created
  • 2 Job Retained
  • EDC Loan

Sandra Corn and Lindsey Owen are sisters and long-time artists with an eye for taking the ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary.

These two recently retired and moved back to Junction and with vast experience in the art industry from being artisans themselves, to opening galleries in multiple locations they decided to replicate that success in their home town. Sandra and Lindsey set out to open Hill Country Artisans Gallery on Main street in downtown Junction.

After a few months of being open, they learned about the grant opportunities offered by the Junction Economic Development Corporation. After visiting with the JEDC they were referred to the ASU-SBDC to get assistance in applying for a grant to help their business grow.

Sandra and Lindsey worked with Advisor Johnson on a business plan and discussed the various possibilities to see their business grow. They received a grant which will assist them in their efforts to grow this young business.

Stop by and visit the gallery. They feature local artists from around the community and even the state. They also showcase their very own art. Sandra creates beautiful handcrafted jewelry and Lindsey creates stunning handpainted pieces. Not only will they wow you with their art but they also offer community classes that range from small crafts to their recent and most popular drum circles.

“Our SBDC advisor was most helpful in establishing our goals and obtaining a grant from our local EDC. She continues to assist us with creating an online presence by one on one visits and the class she conducted for our community. Her guidance and counseling have been invaluable for the establishment and growth of our gallery.”

Sandra Corn and Lindsey Owen