18 Dec '17, 8am

This Art Startup is Changing Community Engagement, Block by Block

This Art Startup is Changing Community Engagement, Block by Block

Image of Rebel Nell via BLOCK x BLOCK BLOCK x BLOCK, an art startup, helps art lovers become art owners and community builders. Making Local Art Accessible Margarita Barry, artist and founder of Detroit’s BLOCK x BLOCK, loves art. And it’s Barry’s love of art—plus her background in creative retail—that influenced her to start BLOCK x BLOCK . “I’ve ran several pop-up shops that promoted and sold the work of local artists and makers,” says Barry. “What I’ve found is that unless you’re in the know, people have a hard time finding and connecting with local art.” Barry explains that people love art , but tend to purchase mass-produced art instead of homegrown art because it’s easier to find and is usually cheaper. “With BLOCK x BLOCK, I’m hoping to make buying original, local art more accessible to the general public—more affordable, more meaningful, more personal, and most of ...

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