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“Changing the way people buy art and artists sell their work. That is the goal of Bridge Arts, located in Las Vegas.
Bridge Arts is a website devoted to helping creative talent get noticed. “We knew there were other sites out there, but nothing that really focused on our work, gave us positive feedback to better it, or gave us an outlet to sell it without paying ridiculous commission charges,” says digital artist and Bridge Arts co- founder Nolan Miller.
Miller, along with co-founder and animator Jasper Gonzales, spent years researching and developing their site. Finally, in January 2010, their site launched. “At this point most sites usually just sit around and wait for an increase in traffic, but we wanted to continue offering an ever expanding array of tools. On March 14th, we launched our market place where artists can sell their work free from commission and listing charges.”
Graphic designer, Pride Smith, is one of those artists. He says he enjoys showing his art in galleries, but the online platform is better for getting his work out to the masses. “The fact is most people may never have the chance to get into a gallery. This online platform allows them to generate visibility as well as get the critiques you often hear in a gallery setting.”
While BridgeArts.com has users from all over the world, 30% of their user base is made up of the Las Vegas and Henderson community. “On average we’ll get around 75-150 visits a day. We know that’s low but we keep reminding ourselves that we just launched,” says Miller. He keeps track of their overall ratings on Alexa.com. He says their ranking jumped up 1,847,553 places in just one month!
Now, Miller believes it is time to put the phrase “starving artist” to rest. “Our website is merely a stepping-stone to what we have planned for Bridge Arts as a company. Our hope is that Bridge Arts becomes the standard in finding great talent and great works of art.”
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