Downtown 500 is a company that’s dedicated to promoting artists and their work. Started in 2017, our company encourages young people to follow their artistic passions. It has become normalized to steer artists away from following art-based career paths, usually due to fears of financial instability. We want to do the opposite. We want to show young artists that it’s possible to both follow your dreams and be successful.
Although we started out as an outlet for artists to shine light on their work and give insight into their creations, Downtown 500 will have many other functions. Before the year is over, we will release our first merchandise line and hold our first event, both to raise money for high school art programs. We will also be premiering a new art-based YouTube series. Stay tuned for all of that over the next few months.