Interview with Francisco Adaro at The Hub 30A in WaterSound Beach
Adaro Art Gallery features a fun mix of artwork from all over the world. It has a funky vibe that makes you feel really good upon entrance. Francisco Adaro is the gallery owner and it was on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina where he honed his craft selling art to tourists.
Francisco runs the gallery along with his wife who also happens to be an artist. You’ll find unique items from over 20 artists at Adaro Art Gallery and they do a great job of arranging all the different pieces together in a way that makes sense. Francisco is an awesome guy and we had a blast speaking with him as you’ll see in our interview below…
30A Prime: What made you decide to open Adaro Art Gallery?
Francisco: I’ve always loved creating art and I am a long-time collector of it. I wanted to open my art collection to the public to share my passion with the people of South Walton and all that visit this area.
Adaro Art Gallery is a compilation of many artists from all over the USA and world. It’s an eclectic mix of beautiful works all in one space. We just recently moved to this location at The Hub in WaterSound Beach. This section of the 30A corridor is perfect for us because it’s between Seaside to the west and Rosemary Beach to the east which makes it a great location. We’re extremely happy to be here at the Hub 30A as it’s a great place for us to display our art.
30A Prime: How were you able to compile such an impressive personal collection of artwork?
Francisco: My wife and I love to travel and whenever we see great art, we try to purchase it for inclusion in our gallery. Adaro Art Gallery is made up of artists from all over the world including places such as Croatia, England, and Argentina to name just a few.
30A Prime: Please tell us about the type of art your wife creates.
Francisco: My wife is one of our artists here at Adaro Art Gallery. She specializes in black and white wildlife photography so I encourage everyone to stop by and check out her awesome work.
30A Prime: How did you fall in love with art and become a great artist?
Francisco: In the past, I was a mural painter and worked on huge paintings. For many years I worked on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina selling my art. There is a street in the center of the city where a large number of artists gather every Sunday to sell their creations to tourists or anyone that walks through. So that’s where I worked for many years.
30A Prime: What makes Adaro Art unique from other 30A art galleries?
Francisco: We always like to display art pieces that have a funky vibe to them, a happy kick. Most all of our pieces have something that radiates fun, happy feelings.
Overall, I think the unique collection of art at this gallery makes sense together. The choices that we make in terms of what to offer, the art that we put together makes Adaro Art Gallery unique and special from other places. For us at least, it’s very different from any other gallery or retail space that you’ll see on 30A or really across the United States for that matter. Adaro Art is a mix between a gallery and retail store which makes it interesting and is why we are so passionate about it.
30A Prime: What is art to you?
Francisco: Art to me is like driving a car without knowing where you’re going to go. I choose the language of the images because I feel very free when I put my focus in that place. Art is a process and I just love it, it’s extremely fun.
We are Adaro Art Gallery and we invite you to come and check out our works next time you’re on 30A.
You can learn more about Adaro Art Gallery located at The Hub in WaterSound Beach by visiting their website here… AdaroArt.com