ADC celebrates a remarkable 30 years!

It is with immense gratitude for you, our artists, clients, my creative team and my amazing family & friends that we have made it this far. Throughout this journey, I have experienced joy as well as unexpected challenges. These experiences have led us to where we are now and I couldn’t be happier. Who would of thought a little girl from Greece would be able to follow her passion and dream? Here are a few highlights from the past 30 years.

It all started here in a little village in northern Greece 

(Litsa and Sylvia shown with their parents Petros and Sophia)

My first gallery at the Pendleton Art Center in 1992. It started off at 500 sf and ended up at 14,000 sf 15 years later

Moving the gallery during the height of the recession was risky, but our clients loved the expansive space, high ceilings, great art and beautiful downtown views.

I founded ACA to give artists the acknowledgement they deserved with purchase awards, gallery contracts and so much more. It has grown to nearly $400,000 in awards in just 12 years.

Winning “Woman Owned Business of the Year” from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce in 2014 was one of my greatest accomplishments. The competition was tough and no other art business had ever won. Needless to say, I was thrilled!

One of my missions has been to help artists succeed, so I created an art resource book, Blink, to help artists gain more exposure. I also wrote a business book for artists. Secrets of the Art World was published to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

When this gem became available, we jumped on it. Our first retail gallery is located in an affluent neighborhood and we have hosted many amazing exhibits in just two years. 

When our 10 year lease expired downtown, we took on a new and exciting opportunity to move into a former 13,000 sQ. fT. popcorn machine factory on the west End of downtown. Our new headquarters and gallery took 18 months to complete and holds nearly 1,000 pieces of art, a glorious kitchen (for all our events), a framing facility, artist studio, our corporate offices and lots of room for shipping/receiving. Clients love it! 

ADC West Progress photos. From the start of construction to the finished, beautiful 13,000 sq. ft. gallery with the original floors, over 90 years old.

Martin Luther King Jr. walked through these doors at the age of 29 when he visited Cincinnati in 1958. I am so honored to have them here as you enter our extraordinary gallery at ADC West. 

Our gorgeous gourmet kitchen, perfect for all of the wonderful events at the gallery! 

SmART Spaces was created to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. The flexibility offered at SmART Spaces allows you to embrace the freedoms of working remotely while being focused on productivity, creativity and personal and professional growth

Included within ADC’s new space is our non profit – The CUBE. This art experience space is meant to create happiness and joy for all ages. 

Thank you for sharing in our journey. For me, it’s all about following my passion in life, believing in myself and LETTING GO of fear! 

See How ADC celebrated 30 years on our facebook album