We are so thrilled to share that Loom Market is up and running. We are currently seeking traditional artists to apply to the virtual platform and sell work online.
Designed and maintained by the Southwest Folklife Alliance, Loom Market offers artists a virtual space to sell their artwork, expand their professional community, and access professional development opportunities. Artists do not pay fees or overhead to sell on the site, but are invited to donate one of their art pieces to an annual auction. All funds generated at that auction go directly back into supporting the Loom Investment Fund.
Loom Market offers opportunities for direct sales as well as professional development, helps artists build community with other artists and supporters; facilitates a space for peer-to-peer workshops on topics such as social media, marketing, and photo documentation; helps artists build greater capacity and economic mobility.
Loom helps us envision a world where:
- Traditional knowledge of a community is respected and supported.
- Artists have access to the tools they need to be successful.
- Support for artists creates a sustained impact in well-being and community resiliency.
- Supporters and donors make sustaining investments in artists and their communities, year-round.
Photo: Hopi overlay silver bracelet by Delwyn Spyder Tawvaya. Hopi silversmith, Second Mesa. Loom Artist. Photo by Steven Meckler