Welcome to shopart midwest
Connecting you to our creative visionaries.
ShopART Midwest exists to connect artists and makers of handcrafted fine art to those who value high-quality arts and goods. It’s like an arts festival that’s always on!
Buyers are connected directly to the artist for sales. ShopART does not handle transactions. This allows 100% of each sale to go directly to the artist which supports our local creative economy. ShopART began during COVID-19 to connect as an online version of the GSR Fine Art Festival and now has transitioned to hosts fine artists from across the Midwest. Additionally, you can find and hire performing and literary artists on ShopART Midwest.
Artists can extend their visibility and sales potential by showcasing their work on ShopART Midwest, just as if they’d rented a booth at a festival.
Why Buy Art on ShopART Midwest?
surround yourself with Things You Connect to
Art and handcrafted items offer a lasting presence in your home and in your life. They express the stories of how they were made, who made them and why we choose to own them in ways that mass market items do not.
Support Local Makers
Artists and makers invest enormous skill and time into creating things that feel special and unique. Your purchase of their work helps them continue to provide the Midwest with their unique art, words, goods and talents.
Enjoy Handcrafted Quality
The artists on ShopART Midwest offer work at varying price points, but the handmade characteristic of artists’ products always stand out. A curatorial team ensures that artists listed on ShopART Midwest create work with a consistent, high quality.
Sell Your Art
Find your audience.
ShopART Midwest is the online platform that connects your studio and practice to those who want to support you and own the work you make. After our curatorial committee has approved your work for exhibition, a modest annual fee allows you to present your work to a wide market of buyers. When someone wants to hire you or buy something, ShopART Midwest connects them directly with you to complete the sale. Showcasing lots of high-quality artists in one place brings more potential buyers to your studio.
- Wide exposure through the Upper Midwest and beyond
- 100% commission free
- Easy sorting helps shoppers find you
I think of pottery as a rich cultural tradition that is celebrated in my home country of Nicaragua. As a child I remember my mother cooking tortillas on her favorite comal and serving my favorite meals, such as nacatamales and baho, on rustic ceramic serving dishes. My journey with clay began when I produced ceramic water filters, which were used to purify water in communities that did not have access to clean potable drinking water. I later served in an apprenticeship and began throwing my own pots on a kick wheel with locally sourced and processed terracotta clay.
Over the past decade, there has been a lot of change in the tools we use to create photographs. Digital has taken over. Regardless, one thing remains constant. The “Art” of photography is about searching for and finding interesting and compelling subjects and then recording and sharing these “Moments in Time” in a unique and creative style. I find my pallet in nature.
This Minnesota girl received her Bachelor’s in Art with a focus in metals from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2000. Sacha worked as a bench jeweler for a few years before opening her business in 2003. As a goldsmith she specializes in custom designs and one-of-a-kind work.