ART 321 displaying more than just art this holiday season

ART 321 expanded their holiday art market, reduced commissions, and set up an artist emergency relief fund.
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 7:02 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - ART 321 has always prided themselves on being a place where artists can display their work and make money. It is not a museum.

The gallery and artists have had to cancel events, and they realize that artists are struggling right now.

“When we had to cancel art groups because of the COVID pandemic, we decided that we needed to double down and just do as much as we can to sell artists’ work and have that direct economic impact on their lives and making more money go to them,” said Executive Director Tyler Cessor.

They’re doubling down on those efforts by reducing their commissions and expanding their holiday art market.

“We’ve really tried to focus on creating a space for artists that have had things cancelled, even if they’re not regular members at ART 321, or if they’ve never been here before,” said Cessor.

They’ve also been helping artists through an emergency relief fund. It’s for artists that might need help paying rent or a grocery bill.

Cessor said, “We knew that there was an emergent need of people that needed some relief right that day or that week, so we just wanted to allocate as much as we could towards providing some of that relief.”

To donate to the emergency relief fund, check out ART 321′s website here.

Every purchase at ART 321 supports both local artists and the gallery. Every purchase is available for free delivery and curbside pickup.

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