Project Art Lounge gives back. Proceeds from our activities support artists and the non-profit arts organizations that stand with them.
In these difficult times, when museums are closed and exhibitions cancelled, artists need appreciation and financial support. There are many ways to support artists, and Project Art Lounge will be highlighting some of the ways to give back in the weeks and months ahead.
The best way, of course, is to show your support by buying art. If an artwork inspired you at your last gallery or studio visit, give the gallery or artist a call, send them an email, or connect with them on social media. Set up a virtual visit if you can’t see them in person. Ask more about the artist’s work and if you can, buy something.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
This month we’re reading Glenn Ligon’s AMERICA, the Whitney Museum’s 25 year survey of the legendary American conceptual artist whose work explores race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity.
It’s not available on Kindle, but if you use this link to purchase it: Glenn Ligon’s AMERICA, a share of proceeds will go to support artists.
THE POSTCARD PROJECT
There are also small ways to show your support and encouragement as well. You can even give back through the simple gesture of sending a postcard. “For the Love of Art” Postcards are a new fundraising campaign by Project Art Lounge. Perhaps you have an artist or creative person in your life who would enjoy a few words of encouragement “the old fashioned way.” Get “real” and send them a good old postcard. Simply choose one of our postcard designs and MyPostcard will take care of the rest. Recipients receive the postcard by regular mail and profits from our cards are dedicated to artist residencies and other projects sponsored by Project Art Lounge.
THE GIVING SHOP
We also have a growing selection of other fundraisers dedicated to non-profit arts organizations. Visit our “Giving Shop” and select a t-shirt or other item and proceeds will be sent directly to the organization listed.
As always, Thank you for Supporting Artists!
Image credit: Portrait of Dr. Robert H. Collyer performing mesmerization on Monsieur De Bonneville by the artist Auguste Edouart, 1788 – 1861. The Ink wash, chalk and cut paper silhouette on paper was a gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr. to the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (S/NPG.91.126.65.B). The image is in the public domain.