New website for artists from Alberta

Date: Sep 4, 2020

St Albert artist, Doris Charest, has started a new website called Art by Locals, in hopes of getting local people to buy local Alberta art. The site is aims to promote the arts and increase artists’ visibility.
 
The platform is free for artists to sign up, but members can pay a yearly subscription fee for additional features. The paid features include better visibility on the website and advertising through social media. With time, Art by Locals will add more content such as marketing tips and an education platform to teach artists how to grow their business. 
 
The idea is a collaboration between Doris Charest and Connor Finlayson, a website developer and online marketer who recently moved from New Zealand to Canada.