Come see what we're about

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Our new Las Vegas showroom is now open!

B328 ⤏

World Market Center, Las Vegas

SUMMER: July 24th – 30th, 2020
WINTER: January 24th – 28th, 2021

Our Showrooms and Upcoming Markets

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Houston, Texas

300 North York, Houston TX, 77003
Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

High Point, North Carolina

Centers of High Point Hamilton Suite No. 113
October 15th – 21st, 2020​

Las Vegas, Nevada

Showroom # B-328
July 24th – 30th, 2020​

Tupelo, Mississippi

Building 6 Showroom #6204
August 2020 - TBD​

Awards and Recognition

We appreciate the recognition we’ve received nationally and in our community

40 Under 40

Industry magazine Home Furnishings Business named both of Classy Art’s owners as their 2019’s 40 Under 40 recognizing them as the industries “best and brightest up and comers… movers and shakers… for a successful future.”

2019

Fortune Magazine’s ICIC

Fortune Magazine’s ICIC (Initiative for a Competitive Inner City) award identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in American’s inner cities that are making a meaningful impact on their cities and communities.

2019

Inc 5000

The prestigious Inc 5000 is awarded to the nation’s most successful and fastest growing privately held companies.

2019

Fast 100

The Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 award is presented to the city’s 100 fastest growing companies.

2019

Cougar 100

The Cougar 100 is awarded to Houston’s 100 Fastest growing companies owned by alumni of the University of Houston.

2017, 2018, 2019

Who we are

Our company

Classy Art, LLC is a leading supplier of framed and unframed wall décor. With the primary office and factory located in Houston TX and its partner factories around the world, Classy Art is able to produce and distribute a vast array of product offerings at below market prices. Through the overwhelming purchasing power and the partnerships established with factories around the world Classy Art is able to produce and distribute goods substantially under the average costs of similar merchandise of which that savings is passed along to our customers and clients.

Our products are sold through leading home furnishing retailers, specialty stores, gift and decor retailers, as well as interior designers throughout the world. With over 2,500 skus and growing including framed fine art and mirrors, promotionally framed prints and mirrors, and gallery wrapped gicleés, we are sure have products for any retailers target demographic and price category.

With 25 years in the wall decor business, the principles’ experience in retail, and partnerships with material vendors, Classy Art understands the wall decor business in a completely vertically integrated perspective. This complete grasp of the wall decor industry inside and out allows Classy Art to offer brilliantly designed pieces with the right look, the right imagery, and above all at the right price. Additionally, this expertise is instilled our exceptionally knowledgeable sales force for recommendations in merchandising our products at a retail level.

Our Team

Gabriel Cohen

CEO/President

A lifelong resident of Houston Texas, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. This program has been ranked #1 in the nation by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine as well as having a more focused training from the Wolf Center for Entrepreneurship and The Sales Excellence Institute.

Starting at the early age of only 16, this natural born leader took the reins in his mid 20’s in 2005 to turn around a failing company by growing revenues over 1,600% in his first 15 years. His tenacity, motivation, and pure grit is an inspiration to team members at all levels, creating a company with a staff that is driven, ambitious, and enthusiastic.

A new follower of Christ and a father to two, Gabriel spends most his off time traveling the world in a very extreme fashion. He has run with the bulls in Spain, partied in Ibiza, visited Jerusalem 6 times, and toured the Amazon rainforest on a houseboat. When not traveling he can be found generously donating his time and resources to those in need. He has been the featured guest on the hit TV show Hunting the Country and is currently the star in a network pilot reality TV show. This outspoken, charismatic, and open-minded explorer is usually the life of the party, known as honest to a fault, and one who soaks up every experience this short life has to offer.

Jonathan Cohen

CFO/COO

Though involved in the family business his entire life, this born and raised Houstonian joined Classy Art full time after graduating Cum Laude in 2005 from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston with a BBA in Marketing and Finance. After a decade of continued growth, he and his brother/partner transitioned ownership of the company to themselves allowing their parents to retire.

He was later nominated, accepted, and graduated in Cohort 5 of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program which facilitated additional growth in Classy Art. While wearing many hats, his primary focus is on finance and operations, ensuring a company that is efficient and healthy.

Prior to his career at Classy Art, his love and passion for life shine through in everything he does, from working at Red Bull North America, starting a non-profit philanthropic organization, and even backpacking across Europe and Central America. While not working, Jonathan and his wife enjoy traveling the world while experiencing cultures and foods from everywhere they go. They also enjoy cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Blake Johnson

Vice President

As a man of devout faith, he followed his heart returning to his roots in Athens, Alabama after over a decade in Tennessee where he worked his way to top of the corporate ladder at a major furniture manufacturer as well as acquiring his real estate license.

With decades of experience in the furniture industry, this gentle giant towering at 6’7”, joined the Classy team in 2017. Though a remote member of the team, Blake is very hands on with almost every aspects of the business, yet he is primarily focused on overseeing HR, operations, inventory management, EDI implementation, Ecommerce onboarding, and Key Account Sales.

When he is not at work you are likely to find him fishing or hunting in search of the next big buck, gobbler or investment property. His true passion and pleasure come from spending quality time with his lovely wife and son at the family bowling center or taking in the peacefulness of the great outdoors.

Priscilla Drye

Customer Care Specialist

A native of Blue Springs Mississippi and a transplant to Auburn Alabama, Priscilla graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Animal Science. Hail State!

After working with Classy Art at markets for nearly 20 years she joined the family full time in 2018 opening a new satellite office in Auburn. Though she juggles many acts, her primary function is to support and assist in both inside and outside sales as well as order scheduling and processing ensuring that all orders are shipped quick and complete.

Priscilla has an adventurous heart whether it’s trying new recipes in the kitchen or exploring all that nature has to offer. She can be found most weekends attending athletic events although it is primarily for the social experience. Through their faith, she and her husband are actively raising two spirited daughters while enjoying life on The Plains. War Eagle!

Our history

During the economic crunch in 1987, a young couple with two small children (ages 4 and 6 at the time) found it increasingly difficult to make ends meet in the business that had provided for the last couple of years. There names were Biatriz and Isaac Cohen, and during this time decided to seek guidance from an old childhood friend of Isaac’s. Isaac, being an immigrant from Israel, consulted with this friend who also descended from Israel who was now living in New York City and operated a low end framed art manufacturing facility. So they packed their bags and headed for New York to learn the business. Upon their return to Houston the Cohen’s found a small 6,000 square feet warehouse upon where they will begin their new manufacturing company.

The oil crisis had hit hard especially in Texas, and the Cohen’s decided that everyone deserved attractive wall décor regardless of their financial position. By providing an extremely low end product they would be able to help the increasingly out-of-work population turn their house into a home.

In the beginning there product offering included only a single size and a single frame, and were marketed to furniture stores, street vendors, and flea market vendors all of which were local. Within the second year the Cohen’s moved to a new 21,000 square feet warehouse, offered a variety of sizes and frames, and had a staff of over 30 employees. With such a high demand the Cohen’s opened a second distribution center in Houston where customers could simply pick up ready made merchandise within minutes.

Over time as the economy strengthened and styles changed so did their product offering. Growing into well-rounded wall décor manufacturer, they offered products at all price levels including stretched giclees, heavy textured acrylic paintings, mirrors, and both a promotional and fine art line. After about 8 years they need further expansion and acquired and 85,000 square foot facility that will they will keep as their current location until current times.

In May 2005 those two small children have finished their college education, and Biatriz and Isaac begin the transition of relinquishing control to their children Jonathan and Gabriel Cohen who take the positions as VP Operations and VP Sales and Marketing respectively. The two are able to make greater advances for the company including creating a national sales force of highly recognized representatives, increasing material turnover, re-engineering the production processes, putting in place an effective marketing and branding strategy, and subsequently was able to sustain double digit growths every year since. Through a real estate bubble, a credit crunch, and poor consumer confidence in 2008 the young Cohen’s were able to show growths of over 34%, and this momentum has continued into 2011 by offering unparalleled customer service, highly fashionable wall décor, quick turnaround times, vast selections of product lines and imagery, and doing it all at below average price points.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have outlined some frequently asked questions below for your convenience. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please let us know below.

Classy Art sells its products “WHOLESALE” or “TO THE TRADE ONLY” to home furnishing retailers, retailers of home accents, and to interior design professionals. A Resale Tax Certificate, Federal ID Number, and a Business License are required credentials to open an account.

Yes there are minimums.  The minimum order on our Canvas Collection is $1,200, and the minimum order on all other products is $750.

Normal ship time is 2 to 3 weeks from receipt of order with approved payment terms.

Classy Art makes every effort to ensure that all orders are shipped complete. In the case that an item is out of stock a representative will contact you with three options.

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Option #1 – we wait to ship until that item is in stock (usually one week)

Option #2 – we substitute that item with an item of your choice or with a similar item

Option #3 – we ship the order without that item as long as the minimums are still met

All items are manufacturer to order after payment terms have been approved.

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NEW ACCOUNTS (DOMESTIC) – Net 30 day terms are available subject to approval of credit application and upon receipt of signed credit agreement. Download form.

ESTABLISHED ACCOUNTS (DOMESTIC) – Net 30 day terms are subject to prior payment history or upon approval of credit application and receipt of signed credit agreement. Download form.

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTS – all international orders require payment in full prior to production via wire transfer, money order, or company check

CREDIT CARDS – all major credit cards are accepted as a form of prepayment without any additional processing fees on domestic orders only.

All order are sent LTL by common carrier (i.e. R&L Carriers, FedEx Freight, Central, Yellow etc.) – FOB Houston, TX, USA. FOB Ontario, Canada for Canvas orders. See freight rate chart.

ALL CLAIMS MUST BE MADE WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE RECEIPT OF GOODS. In the case that you do receive a defective or damaged product please make a note of the damage on the receiving bill and contact our customer service department. In most cases when all requirements have been met credits will be issued.

Yes, all product dimensions are rounded to the nearest inch including the frame.

You may substitute frames on Framed Prints only.

Yes!!!! Is your store opening next week, and you completely forgot to order accessories? Just give us a call to let us know the circumstance, and we will do everything in our power to get the items to you as quickly as possible.

COD order not accepted

Get in touch with us

Phone

(800) 372-8007

E-mail

Info@nullClassyArt.net

Address

Classy Art, LLC
300 North York, Houston TX 77003