Alaska Small Business Development Center

Color Wheel Arts LLC

March 8, 2018

Color Wheel Arts: Connecting neighbors,
families, and friends through art

Color Wheel Arts LLC is located in Douglas, Alaska and serves to provide art opportunities to the community. Owner Sherri McDonald is achieving this impact by offering dynamic art classes, selling art materials, and establishing Color Wheel Arts as the place to go for artistic inspiration. She worked with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to ensure her start-up was a success and more specifically individually with her business advisor via distance-advising.

Bryan Zak assisted me in brainstorming the type of business structure that best fit my goals. He also had excellent suggestions for a business name that I decided to keep and love! When it came time to create my LLC he skillfully walked me through the whole online process by phone. Bryan was accessible by phone, email, and text which was perfect for my busy lifestyle! Working with the SBDC took the worry out of the business start paperwork and made me feel supported in my endeavors!”

While successfully bringing the community together through art, McDonald is also providing employment opportunities to artists in addition to sharing a place to grow and develop their own art form. Color Wheel Arts has affordable studio spaces available for rent and an artist’s reading room that hosts a free still life drawing session every Saturday morning, 9am to noon. Upon entering the artist reading room, one will find a number of books about art and different art medium that everyone is welcome to enjoy.

Color Wheel Arts LLC has had many positive responses to its variety of workshop offerings and full-to-nearly-full art classes! We here at the SBDC are as excited as Sherri is to watch this new business unfold and blossom as it sparks creativity in its community. Connect with Color Wheel Arts on Facebook, by phone at 907-209-7173, by email at  and/or online to the website coming soon at Business hours are Wednesdays 6pm-9pm and Saturdays 9am-4pm. She always welcomes visitors during business hours at 1112 3rd Street, Suite 300, in Douglas, AK

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