S2dio Supplies Takes off with VanGo

S2dio Supplies Takes off with VanGo

8:25am Dec 24, 2013
Bibi Coyne of S2dio Supplies and her VanGo.
Steve Childs
Bibi Coyne set out on an entrepreneurial adventure when she applied for Winston-Salem’s small business competition, earlier this year.   When Coyne and her family moved back to Winston-Salem, North Carolina two years ago, the graphic designer and marketing consultant was surprised by the lack of local art stores.  As the “city of arts and innovation” with a thriving arts district and numerous academic art programs, Coyne saw an opportunity to address a need.  Her concept for a mobile arts supply store in the Triad won the small business competition, and as a result – her business S2dio Supplies has taken off. Her idea has  taken off – on wheels in fact.  Bibi recently purchased a bus to house her business – a goal she’s had since applying for the competition.  She’ll fill it with art supplies to travel around the city serving selling and delivering to local artists.  Bibi spoke to me about the nuance and inspiration of an artist’s tools.
Next month, S2dio Supplies and Hampton House Art & Framing will present a discussion for artists and collectors called "Preserving Your Pigments and Protecting Your Art" on Saturday, January 25th from 11am-2pm.  The discussion will review various media and how best to ensure and protect the value of your artwork over time.   
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