November 2013 : it had been a long fall. After a clean-up of her bedroom-studio,
handyartist Frederique Marseille decided to share two of her paintings on Facebook.
A couple of hours later, twenty-six people, friends or strangers, revealed interest
in exhibiting her paintings in their homes.
The idea was born. Art has to be shared. A few days later, the pilote project Prêt d'art was online, ready to host art sharing in Montreal, Quebec.
In just a few months, about than 30 artists free shared more than 100 artworks in Montreal. Many borrowers even decided to buy and adopt the art pieces forever and became art collectors! Articles and interviews were also published on the project and helped spread the project's art sharing mission.
April 2014 : Bassem El Hachem, programmer and passionate about art, appears like a miracle in Prêt d'art's inbox. By merging his cartesian mind to Frederique's imaginary drifts, the huge project artBangBang was born.
The two headed beast was later joined by Sarah Migos, a chilled out graphic designer with neat and inspirational ideas. The image of the new web plateform is born from this great collaboration and long workdays in Montreal's cafes!
Many other creators joined our troups in order to help the project grow really fast. Discover them below.
A special thanks to all the artists and art lovers who believed in the project from it's beginnings and were willing to share and borrow art!