How to Use the BLKMKT

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General Overview

BlkArthouse uses a multi-vendor marketplace powered by Shopify to display artwork on the BLKMKT, meaning the platform is largely driven by the artists. You're in control of the artwork you submit, your prices, and your order fulfillment. You can think of the BLKMKT like an Etsy or Amazon for Black creatives; BlkArthouse only supervises the approval process for new artists on the platform and artwork submissions. Here's a quick overview of how to start using the BLKMKT as an artist (and don't forget to review the Artist Terms of Use). 

Step-By-Step Process


Create a profile

Use the button below to start an artist ("vendor") profile. You will need to verify your email and receive our approval before you can upload your artwork. For quick approval, we request you upload a headshot to verify your identity.

Your "Shop Name" should reflect the name you want consumers to see with your artwork, whether that be your real name or an alias.

The information in the short description is what will be displayed on your seller profile. 


Add artwork

Once you are verified and approved you will have a BlkArthouse dashboard. To add artwork you will select Products>Products Listing>Add Product. You should enter the required fields. 

You will need to select whether your piece is an "Original Work of Art" or "Print" within the Collections field. 

"Product Tags" is how consumers will filter. Common tags include the medium (watercolor, painting, etc.) and style (collage, abstract, etc.). 

We will review all art pieces submitted by artists for the marketplace. We curate a 65-piece collective and will rotate pieces based on sales. You can review our terms of use below.


Set up payments

To receive payouts for your orders on the BLKMKT, you will need to specify how you wish to receive your order earnings. You can provide this information in your dashboard under Profile>Payment Details. BlkArthouse will not approve payments until the order has been fulfilled. You may contact us if you have any questions.


Handle Orders

You will be solely responsible for fulfilling orders. When your artwork has been purchased by a consumer, you will be notified via email. You can access the status and details of your orders in your dashboard under "Orders." You should aim to fulfill orders within 2 weeks of purchase. You may contact us if you have any questions. 

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