Brooklyn artist turns passion into thriving business

Brooklyn artist turns passion into thriving business

"Brooklyn Artist"

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Liz Chick, owner and operator of the RecCreate Collective, has turned her love for art into a thriving business endeavor. The studio – a vibrant hub for artists, plays host to a maximum of 45 attendees every evening and rakes in an impressive monthly income of $25,000.

Moving from her personal blog, Liz transformed her platform into a space for other artists to showcase their work. With time, her entrepreneurial approach attracted not just artists but also art enthusiasts, leading to a steady monthly income of $5,500. This income was further boosted by the introduction of membership plans offering exclusive content access, thereby marking the genesis of her platform’s financial growth.

Relinquishing her full-time job, Liz focused entirely on her platform to financially bolster other hobbyist artists. Soon, her platform metamorphosed into a lucrative art incubator fueled by a community of artists and their support. Hence, her initial aim, which was not money-oriented but to create an inclusive community for unrecognized artists, saw significant success.

RecCreate Collective was born when Liz, bored of her monotonous desk jobs, decided to use her lottery prize worth $50,000 to pursue her dream of making art her primary source of income.

From Brooklyn passion to profitable artistry

In the process, she created a much-coveted life outside the constraining realm of the 9-to-5 routine, where she could freely explore her passion without restrictions.

Liz’s journey, however, has not been without its own challenges. Many a late-night work session and enormous self-determination were required, all of which she insists have been worth the effort. Her advice to anyone stuck in the daily grind – “Life is too short not to do something you love.

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A native of Chicago, Liz relocated to New York to study. Unable to find a creative role after graduating from Parsons School of Design, she dabbled in personal creative projects. Her hand-dyed clothing and accessories, crafted from eco-friendly materials, soon drew the attention of local artists and boutique owners and gave a trajectory growth to her brand’s visibility.

Despite her business demands, Liz’s commitment to art didn’t wane. With her lottery winnings, she established RecCreate Collective, marking her journey from a part-time passion to a full-fledged business. Purchasing art supplies, securing an ideal location, and setting up this hub was an exciting yet challenging venture. This venture accentuates her steadfast love for art and determination to make it a successful career choice.


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