John Park and Dan Schreck are both artists and art collectors who enjoy discovering new gifted artists.
They share a distinct passion for abstract art, minimalist design, and architecture. John and Dan come together in a sophisticated and forward-looking partnership, as Park Schreck Gallery.
Park Schreck Gallery finds talented artists and connects them with buyers who are looking for original artwork. Amazing art, great value.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned as a business owner?
John Park: The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to trust my gut.
Dan Schreck: I realized that every sale truly matters for small businesses. Every sale helps keeps our doors open longer and gives us the opportunity to do what we do.
What advice would you give to someone looking to start a business in Chicago?
JP: Starting any business can be complicated. The best advice I can give is to talk to as many successful people as you can. Also, know your audience/potential clientele.
DS: Take a risk, think big.
What product or service of yours are you the most excited about offering?
JP: We are on an encaustic kick right now... love the iridescence!
DS: Totally agree. Encaustic painting has been a lot of fun.
What do you like the most about being located in Wicker Park Bucktown?
DS: Wicker Park Bucktown is great. The creative history of this part of the city is amazing. We’re thrilled to be located where both art buyers and art makers live. That is unusual.
What are the places in Wicker Park Bucktown that you cannot live without?
What can people expect when they walk in your front door?
DS: People can expect to see emerging talent from Chicago and beyond.
Do you have any stories of successful cross-promotions that you have done with other local businesses?
JP: Our neighbors have been really supportive. We have artwork hanging next door at Milano. Their clientele has responded extremely well to our work and we have made several sales to their customers.