About Us

We're an art marketplace made for connecting people to American artwork and talent

About Arts Row

We're an art marketplace made for connecting people to American artwork and talent

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 a short and humble one. To understand why we started Arts Row, we’ll go back a bit. It was 2008, the worst year of the Recession. We saw something that had to be fixed for some of our struggling friends.

Artists needed an better way to connect with the people and venues near them. They needed to harness the power of grass roots as well as global connections. We thought… “If we could make this happen, they could do better and even thrive.” 

Well, it took years (6 to be exact) until we finally had the means to build a solution. 

By then we were out of the Recession, but artists still needed help. Thankfully, they were willing to give us a try and in 18 months we 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 you can find what you want to experience and see in person nearby.

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

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 member benefits.

1. Artists can set up a free studio, add their location, upload images, start communicating, selling, and more.

2. Patrons can join to start buying American-made and American created. They can follow artists and favorite the studios they love.

3. Venues can become members to find artists to feature in their spaces.

We’re excited to be changing the online art marketplace. We aren’t eager to make a profit. Instead, we encourage selling and networking in person because we want you to keep and make more money in the process.

About Arts Row

Our History

Our story is a short and humble one. To understand why we started Arts Row, we have to go back a bit. It was 2008 during the worst year of the Recession. We saw something that had to be fixed for a few of our friends.

Artists needed an better way to connect with the people and venues near them. They needed to harness the power of grass roots as well as global connections. We thought… “If we could make this happen, they could do better and even thrive possibly.” 

Well, it took years (6 to be exact) until we finally had the means to build a solution. 

By then the Recession was over, but artists still needed help. Thankfully, they were willing to give us a try and in 18 months we 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 you can find what you want to experience and see in person nearby.

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

Arts Row is 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 member benefits.

  1. Artists:  set up a free studio, add your location, upload images, start communicating, selling, and more.
  2. Patrons:  join to start buying American-made and American created. Follow the artists you love.
  3. Venues:  become member to find artists to feature in your space.

We’re excited to be changing the online art marketplace. We aren’t eager to make a profit. Instead, we happily encourage selling and networking in person because we want you to keep and make more money in the process.

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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PERFORMING ARTISTS

Live talent and entertainment

Find performers on Arts Row to go see in person.

ARTS VENUES

Shows, fairs, events, and so on...

Find Venues 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 is for the known and unknown, the trained and self-taught, and all who remain tirelessly committed to their craft.

Founder Paula Soito:

About Arts Row

“First, I was inspired to build Arts Row during the Recession. So many people were struggling.

I watched as my artist friends tried selling online. They were hoping they could 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 lots of hard work, it didn’t pay off. Eventually they gave up.

That’s when I felt in my heart they needed to connect to local people in order to 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 is for the known and unknown, the 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 people were struggling.

I watched as some of my artist friends tried selling online. They hoped they could leverage their talent for extra money to pay the bills. But after fees and costs for packaging and shipping, their profits were too small.

As a result, it didn’t pay off. Eventually they gave up.

That’s when I felt in my heart they needed to connect to local people in order to 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!