Art street-related content has never been more relevant or marketable.
That’s the message from the ArtStreet Media, a new startup that is turning the street art community’s obsession with street art into a marketing opportunity.
ArtStreetMedia’s founders, Ben and Lila, say their product is “a curated collection of high quality high-quality art and print materials” that are priced “right at the art market,” so they can be sold at art fairs and online.
The goal is to drive more art into the marketplace and encourage art enthusiasts to find more of it, they told Recode in an interview.
Art Street Media is a partnership between the Art Board, a nonprofit that is dedicated to supporting the art world, and The Art Foundation, a charity founded by former President Barack Obama.
They said their goal is “to create a network of artists that help people discover, share, and discover the best art online.”
The ArtStreetMedia founders are excited to partner with ArtFoundation, the largest nonprofit art fundraising organization in the country.
They hope the startup can serve as a catalyst for artists and their supporters to create more affordable art.
“If we can build a community that is able to leverage our products and products together, we’re going to be able to bring a lot more people to our site,” Ben said.
“We’re not going to do it on our own.”
The startup also aims to build a platform that connects artists with customers and potential customers.
For example, a recent post on the startup’s website features a picture of an ad that is a “high quality photo shoot” and is priced at $49.99.
That ad is one of the most popular ArtStreet-related posts on ArtStreet’s website.
ArtStreet has a “marketing partner list” that has been built around artists, who can sign up for a promotional discount by paying a $4 minimum to receive a free poster.
ArtstreetMedia also has an app for iOS and Android that lets artists sell their art at local art fair events.
In the app, artists can make posts about their work and send out invitations to artists to buy their posters.
The founders said their new app has also been downloaded more than 200,000 times.
They also said their app has been downloaded about 300,000 more times than their previous app.
Artistry and marketing are not the only areas ArtStreet is focusing on.
The founders also said the startup is working on a business card app and will soon release an e-book.
Artist Ryan Miller, one of ArtStreetMed’s cofounders, said his company is working with several major U.S. and international brands to bring its product to the marketplace.
“We want to do what we do best, which is provide a platform for people to get to know art and artists,” he said.
Miller said he and his cofounder are working on creating a “product that will inspire people to look for art.”
“We’re really excited to be here,” he added.
“The whole goal of Art Street is to make the art marketplace a place that people can really connect with art and create art and sell art.”
ArtStreetMed has raised $50,000 in a seed round.
The startup has set up a website and is in the early stages of selling products and services.