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These businesses and business leaders make space for the arts.

 

 

iPic Entertainment, manager of movie theaters, restaurants, bars, and bowling alleys that exist to make a difference in people’s lives by delivering innovative hospitality and memorable experiences, has infused visual art (installations and gallery-style hangings) into the customer experience. Watch the iPic Life video above featuring Li-Hill about how he develops his work that is currently featured at the iPic Fulton Market New York location. More on iPic Life artists can be found here.

 

Video: iPic Theaters

 

New Beginnings Barber Shop has combined fine art with the art of barbering. This barber shop is also a gallery where an impressive collection of African-American art, as well as new installations by local and national artists can be found. Hear from owner Troy Staton and see more photos from this unique shop in Baltimore here.

 

Photo: Andre Chung for NBC News

 

Steve Conine, CEO of online home furnishings store Wayfair, spends his downtime ice sculpting. Though his daily corporate role primarily involves software, he does acknowledge the valuable result of his creative activity, “It helps me prioritize and take calculated risks. When I’m carving slippery ice, my ability to manage risk is critical."

 

Photo: Fast Company

 

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