The retail location features a curated selection of locally made products.
In an effort to combine art and commerce to benefit both creators and the community, Fogle Art Consulting opened a retail location, The Creative Exchange (CX904), at 50 North Laura Street Suite 175 in the Bank of America Tower in downtown Jacksonville. CX904 promotes, sells, and showcases local art, literature, jewelry, gifts, and more. Hours for November and December will be 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The shop will also be open by appointment and plans to host after hours events. Additional offerings will include corporate gifts, custom prints, and framing.
Fogle Art Consulting was established in Jacksonville in 1994 and grew into a 10,000 square-foot gallery in Saint Nicholas on Beach Boulevard. Fogle Art works with healthcare, corporate and residential clients across NE Florida. In 2008, a Nashville office was opened in response to client opportunities for healthcare projects across the Southeast, and the retail gallery was closed in 2010. In 2020, founder Leigh Fogle moved back to Jacksonville and saw the opportunity to expand the brand beyond its corporate/healthcare clients.
“I’ve been asked frequently when I’m going to open another gallery. The gallery market has changed, in my opinion, and I’m not interested in the typical brick and mortar model. But I am still interested in working with local creatives and helping promote and sell their work,” says Leigh Fogle. "CX904 will have an e-commerce platform but we also recognize ‘The Experience Economy’ of our times. The Creative Exchange was developed to allow our team and our clients/community the physical exchange of both commerce and ideas/conversations!”
Fogle Art Consulting worked with the 50 North Laura Tower owners on artwork for the lobby and noticed a vacant space on the first floor that was previously a gift shop. A two-year lease has been signed for the 1,019 square-foot space, which will be home to the brand’s retail location, The Creative Exchange.
Artists involved in the project include photographer Doug Eng, painter Jim Draper, woodworker Ed Malesky, ceramicists Tim Bullard and Kathy Skaggs, glass artist Brian Frus, and Burnt Glassworks. Other vendors include Femme Fire Books, Catbird Coffee Roasters, Serenity Bath & Body Care, and Candleleaf. The selection of goods was curated to highlight local makers and provide a space for their creations to be sold, where customers can shop knowing each item was locally made.
ABOUT FOGLE ART CONSULTING
Fogle Art Consulting creates impactful experiences that embrace the power of art and design backed by business and project management expertise. With an emphasis on collaboration, community, and accessibility, Fogle Art Consulting brings art and environmental graphics design programs to life in meaningful and economic ways.
From curation and procurement to fabrication and installation, each project focuses on a commitment to the brand’s clients and the development of relationships and symbiotic partnerships. Priorities include time and budget, and creating designs or curating selections that reinforce the client's brand, mission, and values.
Fogle Art Consulting was founded in 1994 by Leigh Fogle, who channeled her desire to combine art and commerce to benefit both creators and the community. She states, “Art is powerful—it can conjure memories, evoke emotions and even be the impetus for action. Art is a tool that many don’t realize they can add to their toolboxes, we show them how.”
With Jacksonville as the hub, Fogle Art Consulting grew into one of the largest art consulting firms in the Southeast. Clients have included the PGA Tour, Raymond James Bank, Baptist Medical, Mayo Clinic, Lifepoint Medical, VA Medical Facilities, UF Health, Borland Groover, Warner Music Group, and many more. At the core of the company is a passion for developing art programs for medical facilities that improve patient experience through regional art and imagery.
ABOUT LEIGH FOGLE
Leigh Fogle studied economics, art history, studio art, and psychology at Indiana University, Bloomington. After college, Fogle combined those interests and launched Fogle Art Consulting and quickly grew it to become a premier art and framing source for corporate and healthcare clients nationwide. She is passionate about art, community, and technology and uses all three to encourage people to be actively engaged in their environments.
Fogle’s experience as an entrepreneur, art advisor, and project manager has positioned her with a perspective to look for innovative solutions while maximizing financial value and an approach that has evolved with advancing technology and emerging mediums. Fogle advises not only on art curation, fabrication, and installation but is also involved with environmental graphic design concept to creation. Further, her perspective has helped her long-time clients improve patient experience, community relations, and donor programming.