...The Main Street Art Collective, operated by Matt, Channing and Debbie Kellam, opened Aug. 1 at 109 S. 1st Street in Pleasant Hill, and the family’s creative talents are on full display.
...Ultimately, the business wants to have a consignment based art gallery, and Matt plans to have airbrush classes.
...The business also makes t-shirts and hats, Matt said, as well as doing custom painting.
...Designs can be placed on shirts from one shirt to as many as neeeded, he said.
...There is no minimun and no maximum order, he said.
...Matt will come up with a design, or someone can bring in a design they want placed on a shirt or hat, and they utilize dye sublimation to place the designs.
...Each of the Kellams has different talents, Debbie said, “We want to be totally
diverse in what we do,” Matt said.
...The decision to open a business in Pleasant Hill was partly because in a larger place, there are so many businesses, they can get lost in the crowd, Matt said.
...“It was a safe place to start a business,” he said.
...The t-shirt and hat business has taken off, and the Kellams are extremely busy, even though that wasn’t the emphasis in the beginning.
...“Everything just evolved,” Debbie said.
...Main Street Art Collective can also do vinyl decals, and Matt is looking forward to doing airbrush classes.
...In most airbrush classes, the teachers show how to airbrush, but then the student is left to buy the equipment on their own.
...“You will leave with all the equipment,” he said.
...Matt owns a street rod shop, and he wanted to get more of his talent and that of his family out in the public, and the Kellams hope to interest the youth around Pleasant Hill in art, and get them involved in creating.
...The business is open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday an