This article showcases our top picks for the best Massachusetts based Art startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Art industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Massachusetts Art Startups
OM1 (formerly Better Outcomes) is a digital health company focused on solving the problem of determining and understanding the true results of healthcare. We believe that a value-based healthcare system requires a much more complete view of patient outcomes than has been available until now.
We leverage a state-of-the-art technology platform, a world-class team of scientists, clinical experts and software engineers, and a committed network of organizations to create a new standard for health outcomes information.. .
Invaluable is the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles. Working with more than 4,000 of the world’s premier auction houses, dealers and galleries, Invaluable helps buyers from 200 countries connect with the things they love.
With best-in-class online bidding technology, along with a fixed-price retail platform, Invaluable provides sellers with e-commerce and marketing solutions, as well as auction management software. Recently called “one of the fastest growing e-commerce sites in the art world” by Blouin ArtInfo, Invaluable has also been recognized by Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™ and the 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program.
Headquartered in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium and Australia.. .
Paint Nite offers consumers a creative social experience at local bars where a professional artist provides an easy step-by-step guide on how to create a painting in about 2 hours. Using a technology platform and a strategic marketing plan, Paint Nite enables local artists and venues to plan, promote, and sell out creative social painting events on a massive scale.
The online event registration service makes it easy for the local community to discover events and share them with their friends on social media. Artists are able to profit from their passion for the arts and entertain their local community.
Venues are able to convert unused space on a slow night into a profit center and engage new customers with a unique, memorable experience. Consumers are able to connect with friends, engage and find joy in the creative process, and walk out with an authentic piece of art that they created.
Every month, more than 350 local artists host over 4,000 experiential art events at 1,000 venues—typically local bars—and sell 150,000 tickets to unique life experiences in 135 cities across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Argentina, and the UK.. .
Cuseum helps museums accelerate visitor and member engagement with the use of digital tools. Cuseum’s software platform makes it easy for museums, cultural institutions, and public attractions to publish mobile apps, manage their collections, access visitor analytics, and generate new revenue opportunities.
The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.. .
ArtLifting is a social enterprise that connects corporate customers with artists who are homeless or have disabilities. ArtLifting artists are across the U.S.
and customers are worldwide. ArtLifting clients include Google, Starbucks, CBRE, FedEx, and LinkedIn..
We design products that enable ANYONE, of all skill levels, to create stunning and accurate works of art. We develop art creation experiences for the modern era so that anyone with a phone can express themselves in the physical world.
The Cupixel innovative “tracing-AR” technology ensures a fail-proof experience, suitable for any age with outstanding results. We use the power of AI to turn any photo into a paintable image in many styles allowing our users to paint their selfy, pets, inspirational messages, and more.
By offering an abundance of high-quality content, programs, initiatives, challenges, classes and events (live and on-demand)– our users can unleash their inner artist, learn a new skill, and express their creativity.. .
TurningArt brings artwork from today’s most talented artists into offices nationwide. We work with more than one thousand painters, photographers, and mixed-media artists to provide our clients with a rotating collection of artwork that’s engaging and fresh.
Interactive placards give clients’ employees and visitors a chance to learn more about artists and their work, while periodic rotations ensure that workspaces are never dull. We even offer technology that lets employees participate in artwork selection.
And as a full service artwork company, we make all of this—curation to installation—effortless.. .
Litographs helps authors connect with fans by producing tasteful, customizable and unique literary merchandise.Litographs creates art from the books you’ve read and loved. Our posters, t-shirts, and tote bags are all created entirely from the text of classic books.
Our designs were created by a team of artists from all over the world. From a distance, the artwork illustrates a theme, character, or setting from each book.
Move closer and the text becomes fully legible.Litographs is committed to promoting literacy, both at home and abroad.We’re proud to partner with the International Book Bank to send one new, high-quality book to a community in need for each product we sell.. .
IndianRaga is an initiative to promote talented Indian musicians to help them build sustainable careers using technology. Its IndianRaga Fellowship program brings together the most talented Indian classical musicians, selected by a panel of international judges and experts in Indian classical music.
The fellows undergo training in various aspects of Music such as audio/video production, collaboration with international/other genre musicians, interaction with stalwarts of classical music, and workshops on social media among other relevant workshops. They also engage in an artistically rigorous process to create a visual experience for their music, and to make Indian classical music relevant to a global audience.IndianRaga, an education startup, was founded at MIT.
Over the last two years, it successfully launched the IndianRaga Fellowship in North America, and over 25 IndianRaga Labs, in addition to various concerts, lec-dems, and educational projects.. .
Fortress Fine Art Storage has been the nation’s premiere provider of Fine Art, Antique and high-end Household storage and services. As the Storage industry leader, their network of storage facilities in Boston, New York and Miami deliver the best in packing, crating, moving and specialty inventory services for private households, collectors, museums, galleries and estates.
Their commitment to their distinguished clientele combined with their experienced, museum-trained staff makes us the most trusted Art Storage company in the business. Their Storage facilities have been awarded the coveted “HPR” (Highly Protected Risk) rating by insurance experts such as Chubb, Lloyd’s, AXA-Art, Travelers and more.
Fortress storage buildings are fully climate controlled and all buildings are “stand alone”; a critically important aspect in fire prevention. They are a TSA CCSP approved facility..
ArtVenue is a network of businesses who showcase original artwork on their walls. Using our website, artists and businesses can quickly connect and schedule real world art shows in a variety of alternative spaces.
We also provide artists with an online marketplace, allowing them not only a new channel to get their work seen, but more importantly SOLD.. .
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts is a comprehensive art museum that encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. It enables its visitors to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.
The museum has undergone significant expansion and change in recent years: 2010 marked the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing with four levels of American art from ancient to modern; in 2011, the west wing of the museum was transformed into the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art with new galleries for contemporary art and social and learning spaces, and improved and new galleries for European, Asian, and African were opened throughout 2013. Museum of Fine Arts is based in Boston, Massachusetts..
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an honorary society that recognizes achievement in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The Academy was in 1780 for the purpose of “”cultivating every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.” The Academy provides policy advice to decision-makers in government, academia, and the private sector through studies, publications, and programs.
The Academy’s membership includes over 4,000 fellows and foreign honorary members. The Academy maintains its headquarters at Cambridge, Massachusetts..
Spaceus is a collaborative workspace and retail platform that encourages experimentation and foster community. The company changes vacant storefronts in the heart of the city into collective artist studios and spaces for community to come together.
It reimagines how artists and the community interact and come together outside of galleries and museums. The company is committed to keep neighborhoods vibrant by cultivating local creativity.
Spaceus was founded on 2018 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.. .
A community of artists and illustrators who want to help make the web a more beautiful and engaging place. Small, one person company in pre-launch phase.
Want to help improve the way people purchase digital illustrations on the web, simplifying the process while making sure artists are treated well.. .
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Vaillancourt Folk Art
Vaillancourt Folk Art has been creating highly detailed, hand-painted collectible chalkware from antique moulds in their Sutton, Massachusetts studios since 1984. With a goal of creating that one special gift that will be handed down for generations, Vaillancourt chalkware is an original form of art.
Still family owned and operated, Vaillancourt products are available to 500 stores around the nation, including Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus, Williamsburg, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and hundreds of small shoppes. Their Sutton Studio, Museum, and gallery is open seven days a week and is always decorated with the splendor of the holidaysâ€”tours are offered daily!.
Operator of a digital creative agency. The company offers interactive and animation production services including story development, animations, online games, apps and comics.
It also helps in developing and producing content for top children’s media companies.. .
KOO de Monde
KOO de Monde is an online marketplace for interior designers, architects, and private collectors. We bring together a Curated collection of unique, edgy, often trend-setting luxury products from a global community of “like-minded” artists, artisans and designers.
Our goal is to make the transactions between our sophisticated buyers and cutting-edge artists as smooth and seamless as possible. We offer white glove service for every purchase as well as a barrage of additional benefits for buyers and artists alike.
The company particularly focuses on the relations with designers and buyers in the Asian markets making it one of the rare dealers of contemporary and antique Asian art. Its strong ties to the region have turned it a stand-out to the affluent buyers looking for distinctive, high-end and unique products, making it the go-to site for Asian architects, designers private collectors.
The designers associated with Koo de Monde are able to reach a world audience on a scale that has heretofore been unachievable.. .
Hint.Fm is the collaboration site of Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg, two visualization designers and researchers. The website collects their past presentations, publications, exhibitions, press coverage, and all of their works, including Eyes, FleshMap, Phrase Nets, and more.
Hint.Fm is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.. .
You’re here because you believe in your content and your story, and you know there’s an audience waiting to discover it. You have a passion for independent TV and you recognize the potential to redefine distribution in their modern media landscape.
So do they. But as they both know, it‘s a challenging landscape to navigate.
That’s where they come in. They are independent storytellers.
indieMEDIAry is a team of dedicated creators with experience in producing, public relations, digital marketing and fundraising. Through branding, promotion, marketing and distribution strategies they work with independent storytellers to define their image, reach audiences and discover their distribution potential.
Currently we’re in their BETA phase, working closely with independent TV creators who have projects with high distribution potential—see who we’re working with. We will be sharing updates along the way, so be sure to sign up to stay informed.
Or contact us directly if you’re interested in discussing YOUR story. Want to know more? Here’s a little background about indieMEDIAry..
MyArtPlot (MAP) is a global art community and support platform – of artists, crafters, and supporters – fighting to create a united, supportive, and non-elitist art world. No more isolation, elitism, and starvation.
MAP is an essential part of any creative life. It brings together the art profession into one global point of contact and interaction.
Social, professional, and commercial power thrive here. Everyday – artists, crafters, and supporters use MAP to interact with those around them and around the world.
Most go by their real first and last names. MAP is functional to you as a paint brush is to a painter or a camera is to a photographer – it enables you.
This is why people take ownership of their Plot (personal MAP page).. .
PopSleuth, Inc. is the maker of Endorfyn, a personalized consumer product line that creates a feed of new releases from artists an individual likes.
Endorfyn finds new books, movies, TV shows, songs, albums, talk show appearances, adaptations of books, covers of songs, and tickets for games, events, or concerts. Endorfyn works with the Internet’s leading media services, including Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Vudu, YouTube, and many others.
WHO WE ARE PopSleuth, Inc. is a team of veteran media and technology entrepreneurs driven by a singular vision of the world: where technology works for consumers to enhance their lifestyles; consumers don’t have to work at technology.
Our vision is a world where everybody can easily keep track of anything and everything that interests them – from arts & entertainment, to fashion, sports, food & restaurants, to video games or high art – and find anything they like. PopSleuth, Inc.
maintains business and technology relationships with the world’s top media services, including Amazon.com, iTunes, Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, Audible, Rdio, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Linkshare, and Commission Junction. We help our customers find and experience everything they like, quickly and easily, all from one unified user interface..
New Art Love
New Art Love helps you discover & purchase art by connecting the experience of an artist’s studio with the convenience of online shopping. New Art Love is dedicated to creating meaningful connections between artists and art-lovers.
They create tools to help you discover, learn about, and purchase art that you love. Founded in May 2012 by Boston-based artists Liora Beer and Kelly Sherman, New Art Love is a finalist in the world’s largest start-up accelerator program MassChallenge and is growing rapidly.
Sign up for their newsletter to be updated on news and events.. .
VSA Massachusetts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, promotes the involvement of people of all abilities in the cultural life of our communities. VSA Massachusetts became an Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation in November 2014 with the intent of making the arts accessible to a broader audience.
VSA Massachusetts is also part of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts international affiliate network of VSA organizations serving 35 states and over 50 other countries.
Originally known as the National Committee Arts for the Handicapped and formerly named Very Special Arts, VSA arts changed its name in 1999, eliminating the use of the word “special” to honor the progress made by members of the disability community since the organization’s inception. The letters VSA now reflect the Vision of an inclusive community, Strength in shared resources and Artistic expression that unite us all..
BittenNails Design is a Design Studio located on Cape Cod. We provide the following services: Web Design & Development.
User Experience and Interface design. CMS Custom Themes, Installation & Maintenance.
ie: WordPress, Drupal, Interactive Online Marketing, eMailers, Web Banners & Ads. Website Maintenance, Web Hosting & Domain Name Management.
Logoâ€:tm:s & Corporate Identity.. .
You may write to us at: Daily Finance Media/Fupping Ltd, First Floor, 61-63 Rochester Pl, London NW1 9JU.