About Us

WE LOVE AMERICAN-MADE AND CREATED.
BUT IT SHOULD BE EASIER TO FIND.

Welcome to the American (made and created) revolution.

It’s been our calling from the start to support craftsmanship and creativity the way our parents and grandparents did.

It used to be, before the Internet, that commerce was pretty personal. People bought and entertained locally.

That made us think. Why not make it easier to find art and talent from the people and places we love here in the U.S.?

So, that’s what we did.

We’ve blended the technology of today with the neighborly ways of the past. Our platform was created to help people find artists from California to New York and everywhere in between.

 

Our Mission:  Make the arts more accessible and personal while fostering meaningful, regional patronage.

Our Slogan:  “Because home is where the art is.”

About Arts Row

Welcome to the American art markteplace reimagined.

It’s been our calling from the start to support craftsmanship and creativity the way our parents and grandparents did.

It used to be, before the Internet, that commerce was pretty personal. People bought and entertained locally.

That made us think. Why not make it easier to find art and talent from the people and places we love in the U.S.?

So, that’s what we did.

We blend the technology of today with the neighborly ways of the past. Our platform was created to help people find artists from California to New York and everywhere in between.

Our Mission:  Make the arts more accessible while fostering purposeful, regional patronage.

Our Slogan:  “Because home is where the art is.”

900+

Artists from the United States (joined our beta) to connect and sell better

50

States from New York to the California Coast and everywhere in between

2015

Founded by a public school teacher on a mission to help artists thrive

900+

Artists from the United States (joined our beta) to connect and sell better

50

States from New York to the California Coast and everywhere in between

2015

Founded by a public school teacher with a big dream to help artists thrive

About Arts Row

Our History

Our story is short and we’re humbled to share it. It starts a while back in 2008, the worst year of the Recession. Our founder witnessed something she felt deeply about and wanted to fix.

Artists were struggling to connect with buyers and venues nearby. During that time, they had begun growing their global connections through the Internet, but what they needed most right then was a way to also harness the power of grass roots sales. She wondered… “If this changed, could they do better?” 

Well, it took several years (six to be exact) until she had the means to build a solution. 

By then, the Recession had ended, but what remained was a need for artists to connect to locals. Thankfully, artists were happy to give the new platform a try and in 18 months Arts Row (beta) grew to include over 900 artists from all 50 states. And that was just the beginning.

The Difference

We knew there was a demand for a better art marketplace. So, we used that inspiration to build one unlike any other today. Arts Row is purposely local-focussed. Creatives can now reach nearby fans and patrons for free in addition to getting global attention and sales.

And because of our “local forward” approach, we do something other marketplaces don’t. We include Performing Arts in our categories making it possible to find the performing artists you want to go out and experience in person.

But that’s not all. Being “local forward” has also allowed us to include Venues. Artists looking for a place to showcase their art or talent can connect to Venues that have the space and are looking for local artists to feature.

How We Help

We’ve made our site exclusive to American artists reducing global competition. Artists get seen and heard more. And we’ve made the basic Arts Row membership free.

Artists and Venues can create a profile and start connecting right away. Patrons and fans from anywhere in the world are welcome to join too.

The fee to sell on our secure platform is small, and is not required to take advantage of many member benefits.

1. Artists – get your studio, post your work, connect and sell nearby (and far away)

2. Patrons – find, buy or hire American-made and created, connect to the artists you love

3. Venues – find artists to feature in your space

We’re excited to be changing the online art marketplace. And we’re not so eager to make a profit. Instead, we want you to sell and network better so you can keep and make more money.

About Arts Row

Our History

Our story is short and we’re humbled to share it. It starts quite a few years ago. It was 2008, the worst year of the Recession. Our founder witnessed something that she thought had to be fixed.

Artists weren’t connecting with patrons and venues nearby. What they needed most was to harness the power of grass roots, not just global connections via the Internet. She wondered… “If this changed, could they do better?” 

Well, it took several years (six to be exact) until she finally had the means to build a solution. 

By then, the Recession had ended, but it hadn’t changed the fact that artists still needed the help. Thankfully, they were willing to give the new platform a try and in 18 months Arts Row (beta) grew to include over 900 artists from all 50 states.

The Difference

We’re unlike any other art marketplace online today. We built our platform to work best locally. We help creatives reach nearby fans and patrons for FREE in addition to getting global attention and sales.

And because of our “local forward” approach, we do something others don’t. We include Performing Arts in our categories. Now, it’s easier to find the artists and shows you want to experience in person.

Also, being local allows us to include Venues. Finally, artists looking for a place to showcase their art or talent can connect to Venues with the space to feature them and patrons can find them too.

How We Help

Arts Row is free to join. You can create a profile and start connecting right away. Artists and Venues from the United States and buyers from anywhere in the world are welcome. The fee to sell on our secure platform is small, and is not required to take advantage of many member benefits.

  1. Artists – get a free studio, post your work, communicate and sell nearby (and far away)
  2. Patrons – find, buy or hire American-made and created, follow the artists you love
  3. Venues – find artists to feature in your space

We’re excited to be changing the online art market. We’re not so eager to make a profit. Instead, we want you to sell and network better so you can keep and make more money.

VISUAL ARTISTS

American-made and created

Buy handmade and created from living artists in communities you care about.

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About Arts Row

PERFORMING ARTISTS

Live talent and entertainment

Find performers on Arts Row to see and experience in person.

ARTS VENUES

Shows, fairs, events, musicals

Find the places where art and talent are being featured.

Aboutus

3 Solutions for Artists

3 Solutions for Artists

Network

Start engaging locally and globally. Join forums and groups, message members, link fans to your social accounts, meet people who live nearby and more.

Marketplace

Benefit from our online to offline (O2O) marketplace to meet patrons. Connect with locals here first and sell in person if you wish or online with us.

Powerful Tools

Use us as a solution for your art business. Process and keep track of orders, communicate with fans and buyers, offer coupons and more.

Network

Start engaging locally and globally. Join forums and groups, message members, link fans to your social accounts, meet people who live nearby and more.

Marketplace + O2O

Benefit from our online to offline (O2O) marketplace to meet patrons. Connect with locals here first and sell in person if you wish or online with us.

Powerful Tools

Use us as a solution for your art business. Process and keep track of orders, communicate with fans and buyers, offer coupons and more.

Our Founder

The Inspiration

Most of all, we built Arts Row out of love and respect for the work artists do. It’s for the known and unknown, the formally trained and the self-taught, and all who remain tirelessly committed to their craft.

Founder – Paula Soito

About Arts Row

“I was inspired to build Arts Row during the Recession. So many of my students’ families were struggling.

Those who were artists tried selling online. They were hoping to leverage their talent for extra money to pay bills. But after fees and costs for packaging and shipping, their profits were too small.

Even with tons of hard work, it didn’t pay off. Eventually they gave up.

That’s when I felt that if they could connect better to local patrons, they’d flourish and grow.

So, with the help and support of family, I created Arts Row for American artists and everyone who loves them.

I hope you’ll join us on our journey to make local handmade and created a bigger and more meaningful part of everyone’s lives!”

 

Most of all, we built Arts Row out of love and respect for the work artists do. It’s for the known and unknown, the formally trained and the self-taught, and all who tirelessly commit themselves to honing their craft.

Founder Paula Soito:

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First, I was inspired to build Arts Row during the Recession. So many of my students’ families were struggling.

Those who were artists tried selling online. They were hoping to leverage their talent for extra money to pay the bills. But after fees and costs for packaging and shipping, their profits were too small.

Even with tons of hard work, it didn’t pay off. Eventually they gave up.

That’s when I felt that if they could connect better to local patrons, they’d flourish and grow.

So, with the help and support of family, I created Arts Row for American artists and everyone who loves them.

I hope you’ll join us on our journey to make local handmade and created a bigger and more meaningful part of all of our lives!

 

We welcome you to your local Arts Row community!