This article showcases our top picks for the best Colorado 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 Colorado Art Startups
Soundwall is a manufacturer of flat-panel speakers made of aluminum artwork. It allows sound to resonate from a work of art hanging on the wall – creating a sound that is more natural and uniform.
Soundwall is a technology that allows users to combine art and music in a revolutionary new way. It was founded in 2013 and is based in Broomfield, Colorado..
Whimseybox uses creative content to help people discover and buy craft supplies online. They are on a mission to power creativity, and they started in 2011 with a $15 monthly subscription that helps people Stop Pinning + Start Making ™.
Since then, they have expanded to launch a custom ecommerce shop with thousands of supplies.(If you can purchase it in a big box craft store, they probably sell it!) Users can find creative inspiration in the thousands of projects posted on Whimseybox.com and then easily purchase the supplies to make them from the Supply List posted under each project. In 2014 they launched Whimseybox Influencer, the only affiliate program designed specifically for DIY + craft bloggers and websites.
This custom technology allows bloggers to easily embed Whimseybox Supply List widgets directly in their blog posts and earn a share of the sales they drive while helping their readers find + purchase the right supplies for a project.. .
Demiurge is a custom metal fabrication studio specializing in large-scale sculpture, public art and architectural metal works. Two fully equipped fabrication shops in Denver, CO and Las Vegas, NV have allowed us to produce the highest quality of work to meet the unique demands of our clients.
Supporting them is a team with the capabilities to handle large-scale, labor-intensive projects and the production of highly finished objects.. .
Nu Piece uses QR codes and NFC tags to provide interpretive information about a piece of art. It enables artists to share a piece of art with their friends and followers using their favorite social media tools.
Nu Piece also works with common smartphones and standard, public technologies. The company was founded in August 2012 and is based in Denver, Colorado..
POBA: Where the Arts Live
POBA is the first-ever “virtual cultural arts center” to celebrate the enduring and transformative power of creativity by featuring works of exceptional 20th and 21st century artists who have died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies. Spanning the gamut of artistic genres, POBA was founded to showcase, promote and preserve their creative legacies.
But POBA also does more: Through online resources and real-world services, POBA assists individuals and institutions that own or manage a creative legacy or arts collection to preserve, protect, document, digitize, complete and in many other ways ensure these collections live on. POBA also assists working artists in managing their own works for future preservation, viewing, and value.
POBA’s mission is simple: To keep creative works alive, and through them to inspire, provoke, intrigue, entertain, and enliven us.. .
Earth Vision Institute
Earth Vision Institute is a Integrating art & science to reveal environmental change and inspire a balanced relationship with nature. Earth Vision Institute (EVI), founded by photographer and scientist James Balog in 2012, is a donor-funded organization that is dedicated to creating, publishing, and sharing world-class visual stories and rich media content.
EVI bridges the divide between art and science through unique conceptual insights, technological innovation, and scientific knowledge. They educate global citizens about the impact of environmental change on the world.
James Balog routinely speaks at climate conferences and related public forums, to share breathtaking visual content and eyewitness accounts of the geographical and environmental shifts taking place on their planet. In addition to the Art+Science photographic and video content that creates a visual narrative, EVI collaborates with experts around the world who contribute solid research to bolster their storytelling.
Their content is distributed via a global network of educational, media, nonprofit, and other partnerships. They share their content and expertise with policymakers and governing organizations.
Learn more about Earth Vision Institute programs.. .
212GALLERY features innovative, established and emerging international artists working across media including photography, painting, sculpture, video, and mixed media. It maintains a diverse exhibition program that includes solo shows for gallery artists as well as thematic group exhibitions.
Representing a diverse program of contemporary artists working across various media, 212GALLERY cultivates cutting-edge contemporary art – including street art and abstract minimalism – and is regularly featured in publications such as Art+Auction and The New Yorker on-line.. .
Indienink Music is dedicated to the support of the Indie Artist, helping move their career to the next level. They are an all services company that puts the artist/band first.
Indienink Music Store is a independent online music store that offers the best source for all genre’s of music from independant Indie artists. You will find a bit of everything for your individual preferences.
Indienink Music is dedicated to the support of creative artists who need help in promoting their CD’s and music. They work with Indie Artists to help promote, guide, and establish them with recording labels and distributors, Together they can pull together a development strategy to best fit your music and your Bands’ needs…’getting the music heard!’.
Ameritek Painting offers residential Interior and Exterior Painting services in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Multiple coats of paint is provided with multiple coats of paint with a thick, opaque, uniform coat of paint.
Internal service includes moving and draping furniture, repairing minor holes and cracks, calking and edging. External service includes power wash, scrape/sand, caulk, mask and prime work..
Explosion Luck delivers inspirational wall art to energize your surroundings by following principals of Feng Shui design for home and office decorating. Using high quality giclee canvas, we sell inspiring Feng Shui paintings and photography including landscape art, still life, water art, wildlife art and portraits, as well as Buddhist Art Tibetan thangkas.
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The Guild Academy
The Guild Academy is a Historical European Martial Arts school and is part of HEMAA. Studying the 14-16th sword fighting arts from historic sources (manuals and treatises) we combine this into an athletic, physically demanding study and sport.
Based in Colorado Springs, and Denver areas we are able to bring this new exciting sport to a wider area geographically.. .
Knead Entertainment Group
Knead Entertainment Group is a Denver, CO-based, full-service entertainment industry services company–dedicated to bringing the world of art back to the artists. We specialize in developing and promoting artists’ careers through artist-business creation and development, as well as innovative marketing solutions–designed with today’s entertainment industry in mind.
We offer a wide array of services from media production, placement and distribution, to brand development, promotion, and full-service business development. Our services are completely customizable, and although we specialize in working with artists, many of our marketing solutions have proven to be great tools for all businesses! Along with the ongoing tally of artists that we have worked with–both local and abroad, KEG has provided services for businesses such as Record Labels, Concert Venues, Print Media and even Construction Contractors.
Contact Us for a free One Hour consultation–where we will sit down together and all of us assess the current stage of your career and begin forming a plan to give your career direction.. .
MosaicGlobe is a hosted application that allows creative users to host, build, publish and maintain their own Web site as a personal creative journal or as a professional online presence without any technical experience. Built using Ruby on Rails – MosaicGlobe is a personal Content Management System (CMS).
Users can add blogs, galleries, and text pages using a control panel and WYSIWYG editor. Basic users can choose from over 100 unique visual templates and advanced users can modify existing design or create their own CSS visual templates.
Basic accounts are free and advanced accounts range from $5 – $14 per month. The MosaicGlobe Project was created as a means to showcase and support the creative community.
Artists are also online with a much higher frequency than the general population and are using the Internet to help create and distribute their art. However, only 16% of online artists have their own website.
Why? Well, the average artist doesn’t have the desire or time to learn HTML and web related skills. A website has become an important aspect of marketing and MosaicGlobe is working to remove the technical and financial barriers that have been keeping talented people and organizations from sharing their creativity online..
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