Artful Venture is an online marketplace created to empower the creativity and originality of artists. With a strong passion to consume consciously and support the artistically ambitious, we feature artists from around the world and provide marketing and aid in unique sales through our website.
LAUNCHED WINTER 2013, SAID GOODBYE WINTER 2016
Artful Venture was founded by two best friends combining their favorite things in life: art and adventure. In the summer of 2013 we scrounged up what little savings we had, bought a one-way ticket to South America, and let inspiration be our guide.
Through our own artful venture, we realized a movement was in the making. Living artfully is appreciating the hard work, detail, and passion that people around the world instill in their craft.
To further Artful Venture's support of the arts, every purchase directly empowers the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. Our nonprofit partner, Fundación Arte del Mundo, promotes literacy, creative expression, and a love of the arts through a free after-school program in Baños, Ecuador. For every Artful Venture product sold, we donate 5% of the proceeds directly to Arte del Mundo.
Read more of our story through other's words:
- Huffington Post - "The Foundation for Creating Compassion: This Week in Seeding the Change"
- Witness This - "Artful Venture"
- Pollination Project - "Seeding Projects that Change the World"
- AfterGlobe - "Interview with Artful Venture"
- Sometimes Sweet - "Weekend Links"
- Colorado College - "CC Grads Launch Startup in South America"
What we accomplished
We shared the stories and work of 6 unique artists throughout South America (Juana Mendoza, Ingrid Thieblemont, Gregoria Ramirez, José Caceres, Lucre Zappegno, Condor Diaz) and set up manufacturing with Kelkanka Village to futher support the efforts of women artists.
View our facebook page for an archive of the content we sourced or created.
The videos below were created on the gringo trail to share our mission, story, and our featured artist's story. Please excuse the poor quality... I am obviously not a videographer.