Empowering Art: The Show Non-Profit’s Inclusive Marketplace for Artists of All Abilities


The Show Non-Profit MarketPlace
Call for artists and art day programs! 

The Show has been awarded the ARC Minnesota Inclusion Initiative grant to facilitate artists in signing up for a free online sales shop in our MarketPlace. 

The Show Non-profit is a nonprofit arts organization (501c). Our mission is to promote diversity and create an environment where all artists are welcome regardless of training and background. 

The Show Non-Profit’s MarketPlace is a new, safe and free online art marketplace exclusively for artists with disabilities. We are dedicated to inviting people with disabilities to participate as artists, entrepreneurs and online e-commerce shop owners. 

The Show Marketplace is a one stop shop for customers looking to buy from and support local artists of all abilities. The MarketPlace simply connects buyers and patrons to the artists!

More about MarketPlace: 

• It’s free.
• The Show Non-Profit and its MarketPlace do not handle any sales. 

• All sales and deliveries are handled directly by the artist, or the artist with assistance from their day program, guardian, assistant, or parent/family. 

• The Show Non-Profit takes no money, charges no commission. 

• The Show Non-Profit’s MarketPlace hopes to become the “Etsy” for shoppers looking to buy great art and support artists of all abilities! 

• Proof of disability is not required, though all marketing materials will emphasize that the Show Non-Profit’s MarketPlace is designed specifically to celebrate and promote the work of artists with disabilities. 

What to expect? 

Individual Artists- 

Feel free to sign up on your own; we have created and posted several easy-to-follow, short instructional videos on the MarketPlace website, to help you get your shop up and running online. 

Come to a workshop where we will offer hands-on personal assistance. We will be holding two workshops in July. You can bring in your artwork to be photographed and we will get it uploaded to the website. You may sign up for a spot in one of the links below. We will email you upon registration to gather more information for your Marketplace shop. Please email ElleBeeGallery@gmail.com with questions.

Workshop 1

Sunday, July 14 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Arise Nicolette Coffee, 12501 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN

Sign up for your time-slot here: https://signup.com/go/qFWYgYE

Workshop 2

Friday, July 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Dependable Care, 23 Empire Drive, Suite 100, St. Paul MN

Sign up for your time-slot here: https://signup.com/go/sYPadMN

Day Programs- 

Feel free to sign up artists on your own, see instructional videos on the website.
We will come to your program and facilitate a workshop, teaching and assisting artists to sign up on to the Show Non-Profit’s MarketPlace. Day Programs may inquire about including a small organizational logo in artist’s shop listing. 

If your day program is interested please email a letter of interest describing your program’s fit and readiness to begin helping artists access and utilize the Show Non-Profit’s MarketPlace
to display their creative work, connect to potential customers and patrons, and sell their art to info@theshowartgallery.org.

This project is still evolving, and your input is invaluable to us, your suggestions are welcome!

Please visit the MarketPlace: https://theshowartgallery.org 

“Our mission is to promote diversity and create an environment where all artists are welcome regardless of training and background.” 

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