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We are dedicated to giving both new art businesses and existing art business the support needed to establish and sustain themselves in our local economy.

 
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Our Artists

Every year, five artists are accepted into the ABI SPI program. During this time, these emerging art-related entrepreneurs are granted access to their own studio space and gallery space, along with many other invaluable resources. Our staff works diligently to provide a comfortable and supportive learning environment for the in-resident artists and they develop and refine their business skills.

 

“I have always believed that any form of art can have a positive impact on society — in many ways, it helps the people of this world find common ground.”

Connie Lovell, in-resident Artist

 
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Our Mission

Our primary objective is to support the growth of art culture in our community in a way that is sustainable. ABI SPI (pronounced “abbey”, SPI) sets out to “incubate” artists who have the desire to own and operate their own art-related business on South Padre Island. The ABI SPI will also support existing art businesses in the area and market art as an attraction on an Island-wide basis.

 
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Get Involved

The Art Business Incubator South Padre Island is currently accepting applications from skilled artists who aspire to make a living with their art. There are a limited number of spots available.  For application information please click the link below, or email us at artsouthpadre@gmail.com.

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