Art in Res

Buy art you really want. Support independent artists.

Under 10 Employees
Multiple Founders
Founders Code
Art
E-Commerce
Marketplaces

We're on a mission to make art collecting more approachable and fun.

March 6, 2020 Grew 150% m/m with zero marketing spend.

This was a huge month for us. We pivoted, re-launched, and saw huge growth. And, we made lots of artists really, really happy :)

We sold a record number of artworks - many of them on recurring installment plans - last month. And we got fantastic feedback from our users about our product and our mission.

Also, we didn't spend a single cent on marketing! All of the traffic was organic, from instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog posts, and word of mouth.

February 19, 2020 Launched a new homepage, pivoted away from rentals

We took a in a bunch of user feedback and totally revamped our homepage.

Here's what we changed:

  • Show the artwork right away!
  • No account required to browse the artwork.
  • Tweaks to artwork tiles.
  • Clarified pricing a bit in the UI.
  • Other stuff!

And, no more rentals!

We got a strong signal from talking to our users: the biggest value of Art in Res is making fine art easier to buy by breaking up a large purchase into tiny installments.

May 22, 2019 Verified survey results for Market Research

Hey fellow Indiehackers!

I know there are a handful of services out there for this, and I was hoping some of you might have ideas or opinions about what to look out for or which service to use.

I'm one of the founders of Art in Res -- we're in the early stages of product market fit, but I want some better data around market size, target market, etc. I think a survey would be a pretty lightweight way to get some answers (or at least, point us in the right direction). I'm looking for a solution that is trustworthy and allows me to poll or filter by certain demographic criteria (e.g. location, income).

Any ideas? Cheers!

April 10, 2019 Launched our public beta!

Now anybody in NYC can sign up for Art in Res. :)

October 20, 2018 Launched our invite-only alpha!

Finally! We threw a party for our artists and collectors to celebrate and to give them a chance to meet each other for the first time!

October 10, 2018 Hit 300 artworks uploaded!

Artists started recommending other artists to the platform and uploading more works in anticipating for launch! We hit the 300 mark - many more artworks than we anticipated for our launch.

June 25, 2018 Hit 100 artworks uploaded!

One of our new artists uploaded a bunch of works to our platform, pushing us over the 100 mark!

May 18, 2018 Signed up our first artist!

It took a while before we had something we felt ready to show artists, but eventually, we did! And we signed up our first artist. It was an exciting day!

October 3, 2017 Founded Art in Res!

Four days before my wedding, we founded Art in Res!

We're on a mission to make art collecting more approachable and fun.