Students have partnered with Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe to create an art wall.
Brian Cantu, junior information systems major from Converse and employee at Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe, and his fiancé Katherine Cripe, junior graphic design and advertising major from Tulsa, pitched the idea to the owners Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe to formulate a relationship between the frozen yogurt stop and ACU.
The art wall will feature work exclusively created by ACU students. Cantu says they would like to at least keep it exclusively to college students.
“The decision was made when we realized that ACU students would be able to show their artwork in a public place that is off-campus and not an art gallery,” Cantu said. “Nikki’s is a family froyo shop, but we have many ACU students each day due to it being in such a close proximity to campus.”
Cantu said Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe does not currently have artwork up, but will start hanging next week.
“We were excited that our GM allowed us to be a place that would allow students to sell their work without having to pay a percentage of sales or holding a fee.”
Cantu said the art wall is not just for students to sell their work, but also to show their work.
“We think it would be great to be able to come and show your family and friends your work that is being shown publicly,” Cantu said.
Cantu said Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe charges no fee to hang students’ artwork and takes no percentage of the sales if the artist wishes to sell their work.
“We are constantly looking for more submissions,” Cantu said. “So if anyone would like to show or make some quick money throughout the semester, this is a good place for them.”
Students interested in showing or selling their work can contact Brian Cantu at firstname.lastname@example.org.