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2020 Impact Report

As a mission-driven enterprise, we are dedicated to providing full disclosure in the impact we are creating. Transparency and accountability will only keep us moving forward.

Pictured above: (left to right) Onnissia Harries, Malcolm Xavier, Abi Salami, Von Deon, Kellem Monteiro, and Diane Britton Dunham (collectively, the Inaugural Cohort).

The mission of BlkArthouse is to empower Black artists and garner societal recognition and connection with Black creativity.

In August 2020, we debuted a soft launch of our organization and in September 2020, we formally began selling art and working with the Black artists in our inaugural cohort. Since then, we have learned and evolved in what this organization is driven by, what it should look like, and what value we add to Black artists, the art world, and society at large.

To ensure we stay on track with our mission and keep our supporters up to date, we have compiled this informal Impact Report for 2020 based on our success with the inaugural cohort. Please direct any questions or comments to

How we helped Black artists

  • Generated over $7,600 in art sales; over $6,600 went directly to the artists

  • Sold 15 pieces of original and print artwork

  • Raised $1,200 in funds for artist relief

  • Facilitated the commission of a corporate artwork

  • Assisted an artist with recovering lost wages from an external arts organization

  • Lead educational seminars on social media marketing, copyright, and art contracts.

How we connected you with Black creativity

  • Hosted 45 pieces of art by Black artists on our platform for purchase

  • Held a virtual panel with the artists on what it means to be a Black artist

  • Introduced you to a number of historical Black artists, such as Jean Michel Basquiat and Horace Pippin

  • Kept you up-to-date on Black-owned galleries and the triumphs of Black artists today