About Us

We connect people to American art and talent

But that’s not all.

We’re on a mission to help you support local craftsmanship and creativity the way your parents and grandparents did.

We’re building community through personal commerce by helping you find what you want from the people and places you love in America.

Remarkably, your local investment makes a big impact.

Our Mission:  Foster Economic Success and Strength Through Purposeful Commerce

About Arts Row

We connect people to American artwork and talent

But that’s not all.

We’re on a mission to help you support local craftsmanship and creativity the way your parents and grandparents did.

We’re building community through personal commerce by helping you find what you want from the people and places you love in America.

Remarkably, your local investment makes a big impact.

Our Mission:  Foster Economic Success and Strength Through Purposeful Commerce

900+

Artists from the United States with more joining daily 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 mission to help artists thrive

900+

Artists from the United States with more joining daily to connect and sell better

50

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

2015

Founded by a school teacher with a mission to help artists thrive

About Arts Row

Our History

Our story is short and we’re humbled to share it. It was 2008, the worst year of the Recession. Our founder witnessed something that had to be fixed.

Her artist friends couldn’t seem to connect with the people and venues nearby. What they needed most was to harness the power of grass roots, not just global connections. She wondered… “If I could make this happen, would they do better and possibly even thrive?” 

Well, it took 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 help. Thankfully, they were willing to give the new platform a try and in 18 months Arts Row grew to include artists from all 50 states.

The Difference

Each day our goal is the same – help artists earn more by reaching people near and far for FREE.

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

And that’s not all. We also include Venues. Finally, artists looking for a place to showcase their art or talent can find Venues with the space to feature it.

How We're Helping

We offer Arts Row for free. Artists and Venues from the United States and buyers from anywhere in the world are welcome to join. The fee to sell on our secure platform is small, and it’s not required to take advantage of many member benefits.

1. Artists – get your studio, post your work, communicate and sell near and far

2. Patrons – buy 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.

About Arts Row

Our History

Our story is short and we’re humbled to share it. It was 2008, the worst year of the Recession. Our founder witnessed something that had to be fixed.

Her artist friends weren’t connecting with the patrons and venues nearby. What they needed most was to harness the power of grass roots too, not just global connections. She wondered… “If I could make this happen, would they do better and possibly even thrive?” 

Well, it took 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 help. Thankfully, they were willing to give the new platform a try and in 18 months Arts Row grew to include artists from all 50 states.

The Difference

Each day our goal is the same – help artists earn more by reaching people near and far for FREE.

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

We also include Venues. As a result, we let those with space to feature the arts connect with artists looking for places to showcase it.

How We're Helping

We offer Arts Row for free. Artists and venues from the United States and buyers from anywhere in the world are welcome to join. The fee to sell on our secure platform is small, and it’s not required to take advantage of many member benefits.

  1. Artists – get a free studio, post your work, communicate and sell near and far
  2. Patrons – find and buy American-made and American 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.

We welcome you to your local Arts Row community!

FINE & CRAFT ARTISTS

America-made and created

Buy handmade 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

Artists, engage locally and globally. Connect with people who live nearby. Join forums and groups, message members, link fans to your social accounts and more.

Marketplace

Use our online to offline (O2O) marketplace to meet patrons. That means you can connect with locals to sell in person or online with us if you choose.

Powerful Tools

Use us as a stand-alone solution for your art business. Process orders, communicate with fans and buyers, offer coupons and more.

Network

Artists, engage locally and globally. Connect with people who live nearby. Join forums and groups, message members, link fans to your social accounts and more.

Marketplace + O2O

Use our online to offline (O2O) marketplace to meet patrons. Connect with locals to sell in person or sell online with us if you choose.

Powerful Tools

Use us as a stand-alone solution for your art business. Process 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 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 had hoped 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 connected better to local patrons, they could flourish and grow more.

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 self-taught, and all who tirelessly commit themselves to honing their craft.

Founder Paula Soito:

About Arts Row

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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 hoped 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 connected better to local patrons, they could flourish and grow more.

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!