About Us

A Well-Connected Team

We draw on 20+ years of connections with artists across the country and combine it with the latest artist research to deliver truly extraordinary results.

Art + Artisans is for the forward thinkers who want to see the possibility and impact art has on a space. We partner with our clients to develop and execute an art plan that does more than just put art on the walls — it expresses the client’s story, attracts like-minded visitors, and creates an experience where people genuinely want to spend time. We are an extension of our client’s team and bring innovative solutions paired with expert execution to every project, no matter how small or complex it may be.

What We Value

Excellence

We are committed to delivering extraordinary results with expert execution — on time and within budget. We instill confidence and excitement, and make the process easy and fun for our clients.

Building Positive Relationships

We prioritize client needs above all else and bring customized art options and expert management to every project. We get to know our clients, artists and partners to build trust and lasting relationships. Your success is our success.

Teamwork

We have an outrageously creative and driven team. Our strengths are a result of our diverse professional backgrounds and wide range of experiences. We consider ourselves an extension of our client’s team and use a collaborative approach to create meaningful experiences.

Our Purpose

Art + Artisans creates a customized experience that connects people, sparks joy, and strengthens community through art.

Meet Our Team

Art + Artisans brings together an outrageously creative team. Our strengths are a result of our diverse professional backgrounds and wide range of experience. In addition to our expertise in the art world and every aspect of the art procurement and installation process, we are also interior designers, graphic designers, and PMP certified project managers. This allows us to excel at a full range of projects. We collaborate with architecture and design team, GCs, project managers and any other project consultants to ensure your art installation is on time, on budget, and as planned.

Art is powerful. It brings us great joy to develop an art plan that we know will deliver a space where people love to spend time. Providing this WOW factor to our clients is our passion and our commitment. We care deeply for the success of your project and deliver results that add value and recognition to your company.

Jennifer Brener Seay / Founder & President

Jennifer Brener Seay

Founder & President

In 2002, Jennifer established Art + Artisans out of her home office. One year later, her mother Debbie joined her in business and together, they gradually grew the company — expanding their artist database and taking on larger and larger projects. Over 20 years later, Art + Artisans is now known as a well-respected art consulting firm that serves clients across the country.

Jennifer’s art consulting career began when a friend approached her with an opportunity to represent her Houston gallery to a growing Austin market. Jennifer began to fully immerse herself into the Texas art scene, getting to know as many artists and visiting as many studios as possible. As she expanded her network and knowledge, she also dedicated herself to understanding the process and style of each individual artist so she could make stronger connections for her clients.

Fast forward to today, Jennifer leads the Art + Artisans team, providing the most innovative art solutions with expert execution for clients in Texas and beyond. She has helped hundreds of companies, developers, commercial property owners, universities, and healthcare facilities use art to differentiate their space, stand out from their competitors, and attract their ideal employees, tenants, and clients.

Jennifer is happily married, has two energetic and creative tweens (that still happen to love their parents), and a dog and cat whose personalities and relationship closely resembles that of Garfield and Odie.

It’s hard to believe that I have now been art consulting in the commercial real estate community for 24 years. When I started, people just wanted art that was pretty and matched the furniture. The understanding of what art brings to a project has evolved so much since then and its impact within a space remains invaluable.

Art is simply powerful. It brings energy, excitement, and uniqueness to an environment. Without it, cities, buildings, and the places we visit every day would just feel homogenous. They would have no character. Art is what connects us with our surroundings and with each other. Now more than ever, I believe the stories and experiences that art brings is what truly enables human connection. To this day, I still love seeing the reactions of new art being installed and witnessing the many meaningful interactions that unfold because of it.

Art That Connects +
I’ve always had a deep admiration for color and form.

Jennifer Brener Seay / Founder & President

Jennifer Brener Seay / Founder & President

Jennifer Brener Seay

Founder & President

In 2002, Jennifer established Art + Artisans out of her home office. One year later, her mother Debbie joined her in business and together, they gradually grew the company — expanding their artist database and taking on larger and larger projects. Over 20 years later, Art + Artisans is now known as a well-respected art consulting firm that serves clients across the country.

Jennifer’s art consulting career began when a friend approached her with an opportunity to represent her Houston gallery to a growing Austin market. Jennifer began to fully immerse herself into the Texas art scene, getting to know as many artists and visiting as many studios as possible. As she expanded her network and knowledge, she also dedicated herself to understanding the process and style of each individual artist so she could make stronger connections for her clients.

Fast forward to today, Jennifer leads the Art + Artisans team, providing the most innovative art solutions with expert execution for clients in Texas and beyond. She has helped hundreds of companies, developers, commercial property owners, universities, and healthcare facilities use art to differentiate their space, stand out from their competitors, and attract their ideal employees, tenants, and clients.

Jennifer is happily married, has two energetic and creative tweens (that still happen to love their parents), and a dog and cat whose personalities and relationship closely resembles that of Garfield and Odie.

It’s hard to believe that I have now been art consulting in the commercial real estate community for 24 years. When I started, people just wanted art that was pretty and matched the furniture. The understanding of what art brings to a project has evolved so much since then and its impact within a space remains invaluable.

Art is simply powerful. It brings energy, excitement, and uniqueness to an environment. Without it, cities, buildings, and the places we visit every day would just feel homogenous. They would have no character. Art is what connects us with our surroundings and with each other. Now more than ever, I believe the stories and experiences that art brings is what truly enables human connection. To this day, I still love seeing the reactions of new art being installed and witnessing the many meaningful interactions that unfold because of it.

Art That Connects +
I’ve always had a deep admiration for color and form.

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Debbie Goldgar / Vice President

Debbie Goldgar

Debbie Goldgar

Vice President

Before establishing the Houston office of Art + Artisans, Debbie worked for more than 20 years in advertising and media, helping clients establish and strengthen their brands. Naturally passionate about collecting her own art, when her daughter proposed starting an art consulting business together, it just made sense. All those years of being a marketing executive happened to serve as her most valuable asset to clients in this new space. Fast forward to now, with more than 15+ years as a consultant, she has developed an expansive network of artists and resources to enable clients to enhance their projects with artwork that fulfills their vision. 

Growing up in Chicago and hating all the cold weather, I ended up in Austin at UT. After 30 years in marketing and advertising, I partnered with my daughter, Jennifer Seay, to create Art + Artisans. Twenty years later, I am so proud of this company and what it has accomplished for our clients.

In my free time, traveling is what I love most. My favorite spot of all is Italy where you are surrounded by art – whether in a museum or piazza.  When travel is a possibility once more, I hope to see Florence again!

Art That Connects +
I love meeting the artist who has created the work. That makes a special connection for me.

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Debbie Goldgar

Debbie Goldgar

Vice President

Before establishing the Houston office of Art + Artisans, Debbie worked for more than 20 years in advertising and media, helping clients establish and strengthen their brands. Naturally passionate about collecting her own art, when her daughter proposed starting an art consulting business together, it just made sense. All those years of being a marketing executive happened to serve as her most valuable asset to clients in this new space. Fast forward to now, with more than 15+ years as a consultant, she has developed an expansive network of artists and resources to enable clients to enhance their projects with artwork that fulfills their vision. 

Growing up in Chicago and hating all the cold weather, I ended up in Austin at UT. After 30 years in marketing and advertising, I partnered with my daughter, Jennifer Seay, to create Art + Artisans. Twenty years later, I am so proud of this company and what it has accomplished for our clients.

In my free time, traveling is what I love most. My favorite spot of all is Italy where you are surrounded by art – whether in a museum or piazza.  When travel is a possibility once more, I hope to see Florence again!

Art That Connects +
I love meeting the artist who has created the work. That makes a special connection for me.

Callie Chinn / Project Manager

Callie Chinn

Project Manager

With past experience as a product development manager and operations manager for two Austin firms, Callie has excelled in her role as a project manager for Art + Artisans, taking her art background and managerial skills to the next level. She manages some of the company’s largest Class A+ projects from top real estate developers around the country.
Her projects include The Independent, The Link at Uptown, Weir’s Plaza, and numerous public art installations at Texas State University.

A graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design, Callie received a First Place Design Excellence Award for Product Design from ASID Texas Chapter; Austin. It goes without saying, Callie has a deep-seated passion for art and loves attending art conferences around the country, discovering new artists, and bringing highly innovative work to each of her projects.

I’m one of the select few that currently lives in Austin and was originally from Austin. My love for art started in adolescence. As a child, we would visit art museums and I would spend an ungodly amount of hours sketching all the beautiful masterpieces. I’m fortunate enough to love my work, but my favorite part of the job is working with all the different artists — especially the ones who are exploring new and unique techniques or concepts.

Art That Connects +
I have a particular interest in sculptures, which coincides with my appreciation of art with unique materials.

Callie Chinn / Project Manager

Callie Chinn / Project Manager

Callie Chinn

Project Manager

With past experience as a product development manager and operations manager for two Austin firms, Callie has excelled in her role as a project manager for Art + Artisans, taking her art background and managerial skills to the next level. She manages some of the company’s largest Class A+ projects from top real estate developers around the country.
Her projects include The Independent, The Link at Uptown, Weir’s Plaza, and numerous public art installations at Texas State University.

A graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design, Callie received a First Place Design Excellence Award for Product Design from ASID Texas Chapter; Austin. It goes without saying, Callie has a deep-seated passion for art and loves attending art conferences around the country, discovering new artists, and bringing highly innovative work to each of her projects.

I’m one of the select few that currently lives in Austin and was originally from Austin. My love for art started in adolescence. As a child, we would visit art museums and I would spend an ungodly amount of hours sketching all the beautiful masterpieces. I’m fortunate enough to love my work, but my favorite part of the job is working with all the different artists — especially the ones who are exploring new and unique techniques or concepts.

Art That Connects +
I have a particular interest in sculptures, which coincides with my appreciation of art with unique materials.

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Inda Hahn / Project Manager PMP, RID, IIDA, LEED AP

Inda Hahn / Project Manager PMP, RID, IIDA, LEED AP

Inda Hahn

Project Manager PMP, RID, IIDA, LEED AP

Playing in studios as a child and inheriting her father’s art gallery as an adult, Inda grew up surrounded by art. With her innate love of design, she went on to become a Registered Interior Designer practicing with large interior firms as well as in-house with corporate clients. With Project Management experience in both Commercial Design and the Fine Art world, she has overseen some of Art + Artisans largest projects to date.

I deeply enjoy curating art packages with innovative ideas that differentiate our clients’ spaces and compliments their design vision. I’m a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as LEED Accredited. My extensive community involvement has earned board seats with IIDA, TAID, and the title of IIDA TX|OK Chapter Volunteer of the Year.

Art That Connects +
Art that involves the viewer, pushing the boundaries of the piece outside of a square frame. Immersion, Technology heavy, and just anything that makes you uncomfortable at first. The weird stuff.

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Inda Hahn / Project Manager PMP, RID, IIDA, LEED AP

Inda Hahn

Project Manager PMP, RID, IIDA, LEED AP

Playing in studios as a child and inheriting her father’s art gallery as an adult, Inda grew up surrounded by art. With her innate love of design, she went on to become a Registered Interior Designer practicing with large interior firms as well as in-house with corporate clients. With Project Management experience in both Commercial Design and the Fine Art world, she has overseen some of Art + Artisans largest projects to date.

I deeply enjoy curating art packages with innovative ideas that differentiate our clients’ spaces and compliments their design vision. I’m a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as LEED Accredited. My extensive community involvement has earned board seats with IIDA, TAID, and the title of IIDA TX|OK Chapter Volunteer of the Year.

Art That Connects +
Art that involves the viewer, pushing the boundaries of the piece outside of a square frame. Immersion, Technology heavy, and just anything that makes you uncomfortable at first. The weird stuff.

Melissa Spence / Project Manager

Melissa Spence

Project Manager

Melissa was born and raised in Orange County, Southern California. Then came marriage with her high school prom date and they decided to move out of state into Southern Oregon. Her family eventually found themselves in Austin—where they’ve been now for 15 years, raising their two beautiful children. She has a Bachelor of Art emphasizing in Graphic Design from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Melissa also has an Associates in Architectural Technology from Orange Coast College.

I’ve always been drawn to the art industry. I believe art takes people on journeys. People then connect if they find themselves on the same journey or intrigued, if it’s one entirely different from their own. My first career job was in design and color for an architectural firm. Since then, I’ve worked for an art publisher, a design studio for a home builder, and as an art consultant here at Art + Artisans.

Art That Connects +
Majoring in Art and Graphic Design in college, I have a love and connection with many different styles of art! Personally, in my own home, I have illustrations, abstract, impressionist, and coastal landscapes.

Melissa Spence / Project Manager

Melissa Spence / Project Manager

Melissa Spence

Project Manager

Melissa was born and raised in Orange County, Southern California. Then came marriage with her high school prom date and they decided to move out of state into Southern Oregon. Her family eventually found themselves in Austin—where they’ve been now for 15 years, raising their two beautiful children. She has a Bachelor of Art emphasizing in Graphic Design from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Melissa also has an Associates in Architectural Technology from Orange Coast College.

I’ve always been drawn to the art industry. I believe art takes people on journeys. People then connect if they find themselves on the same journey or intrigued, if it’s one entirely different from their own. My first career job was in design and color for an architectural firm. Since then, I’ve worked for an art publisher, a design studio for a home builder, and as an art consultant here at Art + Artisans.

Art That Connects +
Majoring in Art and Graphic Design in college, I have a love and connection with many different styles of art! Personally, in my own home, I have illustrations, abstract, impressionist, and coastal landscapes.

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Zarina Adams / Project Manager

Zarina Adams / Project Manager

Zarina Adams

Project Manager

Zarina has been working at Art + Artisans since 2016. She studied Art History and Urban Planning at the University of Texas at Austin and loves working in client service and with the arts community. She focuses her efforts as a project manager on delivering well-researched projects with high attention to details and the ultimate goals of each space.

Growing up, I went to a lot of art museums; it was the first stop in every new city my family visited. But it wasn’t until I was studying urban planning and art history in college that I understood the impact and importance of art outside the museum. Finding a way to bring a space to life, and making it a positive, enriching environment through a well-curated art collection is such a rewarding experience for me. I love art that’s playful and colorful, but is still sleek and sophisticated. I love getting to work with artists, and helping them bring their ideas to life.

In my free time, when I’m not chasing after my rambunctious toddler, I love going on long drives with a good audiobook, exploring small town antique shops, and being in nature, especially near water.

Art That Connects +
I connect most with art that is colorful, and is a little bit of fun, but still looks kinda sleek and sophisticated.

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Zarina Adams / Project Manager

Zarina Adams

Project Manager

Zarina has been working at Art + Artisans since 2016. She studied Art History and Urban Planning at the University of Texas at Austin and loves working in client service and with the arts community. She focuses her efforts as a project manager on delivering well-researched projects with high attention to details and the ultimate goals of each space.

Growing up, I went to a lot of art museums; it was the first stop in every new city my family visited. But it wasn’t until I was studying urban planning and art history in college that I understood the impact and importance of art outside the museum. Finding a way to bring a space to life, and making it a positive, enriching environment through a well-curated art collection is such a rewarding experience for me. I love art that’s playful and colorful, but is still sleek and sophisticated. I love getting to work with artists, and helping them bring their ideas to life.

In my free time, when I’m not chasing after my rambunctious toddler, I love going on long drives with a good audiobook, exploring small town antique shops, and being in nature, especially near water.

Art That Connects +
I connect most with art that is colorful, and is a little bit of fun, but still looks kinda sleek and sophisticated.

Sarah Young / Project Manager

Sarah Young

Project Manager

In school, I always seemed to have this natural ability with art. It was the one thing I was good at, so of course I wanted to enhance those skills as I got older. In college, I started out at the Herron School of Art and Design to gather my basics in fine art and then switched to the Informatics School to learn more about digital art. I graduated with a bachelors in New Media Arts and Science through Indiana University. My first job out of college was in the signage industry – designing signs and physically making them. From there, I transitioned to project management in architectural signage. This all led me to where I am today – managing very creative and custom artwork.

It is important to make sure that all projects are being completed successfully, on time and on budget for everyone involved.

Art That Connects +
Abstract (watercolor). It leaves the storyline to be left up to the viewer. We all perceive things in different ways and abstract art has a way of leaving things up for discussion. I’m a listener, so I love hearing what other people think about different pieces of art.

Sarah Young / Project Manager

Sarah Young / Project Manager

Sarah Young

Project Manager

In school, I always seemed to have this natural ability with art. It was the one thing I was good at, so of course I wanted to enhance those skills as I got older. In college, I started out at the Herron School of Art and Design to gather my basics in fine art and then switched to the Informatics School to learn more about digital art. I graduated with a bachelors in New Media Arts and Science through Indiana University. My first job out of college was in the signage industry – designing signs and physically making them. From there, I transitioned to project management in architectural signage. This all led me to where I am today – managing very creative and custom artwork.

It is important to make sure that all projects are being completed successfully, on time and on budget for everyone involved.

Art That Connects +
Abstract (watercolor). It leaves the storyline to be left up to the viewer. We all perceive things in different ways and abstract art has a way of leaving things up for discussion. I’m a listener, so I love hearing what other people think about different pieces of art.

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Lyndee Martin / Marketing & Admin Associate

Lyndee Martin / Marketing & Admin Associate

Lyndee Martin

Marketing & Admin Associate

After paying her own way, Lyndee graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration. With a background in volunteer event coordinating and administrative assisting in the financial world, she steps eagerly into this new and creative work environment. Her dedicated enthusiasm for planning and marketing strategies helps support the business development of Art + Artisans.

Art connects communities to bring forth a common feeling or emotion. Art can be a simple way to brighten someone’s day. The way a splash of color illuminates a dim area and automatically draws people’s attention and lightens their mood, even if it’s just for a moment, is the power art can have within a space. It’s an honor to be a part of a company that brings that value to its customers.

Art That Connects +
I am drawn to art that is nature-inspired. Coming from the country, I find that particular art soothing to see within these city walls.

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Lyndee Martin / Marketing & Admin Associate

Lyndee Martin

Marketing & Admin Associate

After paying her own way, Lyndee graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration. With a background in volunteer event coordinating and administrative assisting in the financial world, she steps eagerly into this new and creative work environment. Her dedicated enthusiasm for planning and marketing strategies helps support the business development of Art + Artisans.

Art connects communities to bring forth a common feeling or emotion. Art can be a simple way to brighten someone’s day. The way a splash of color illuminates a dim area and automatically draws people’s attention and lightens their mood, even if it’s just for a moment, is the power art can have within a space. It’s an honor to be a part of a company that brings that value to its customers.

Art That Connects +
I am drawn to art that is nature-inspired. Coming from the country, I find that particular art soothing to see within these city walls.

Bill O’Meara

Director of Business Development

With 25 years of experience selling fine art to private and commercial clients, Bill has cultivated a wide network of art consultants and designers. He was deeply involved in Denver’s Commercial Real Estate Community before moving to Austin.

Art is very personal. I have learned that people need to “discover” art that speaks to them, and they need to feel a sense of ownership in that discover process. This makes it a challenge to help create that feeling of a natural or organic discovery process. Leading the client on this journey with a beginning, middle and end, where they experience and feel a sense of discover is the magic formula and one I really enjoy.

Art That Connects +
I’ve has 3 “Aha! Moments” when it comes to art in my life.

  1. Picasso’s “ Guernica” – The mother of all Picassos, in my opinion.
  2. Chuck Close paintings – Large format paintings that look so life-like, I thought it was photographs at first.
  3. Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party – It felt like 10 paintings in one, and so interesting.

Bill O’Meara / Director of Business Development

Bill O’Meara

Director of Business Development

With 25 years of experience selling fine art to private and commercial clients, Bill has cultivated a wide network of art consultants and designers. He was deeply involved in Denver’s Commercial Real Estate Community before moving to Austin.

Art is very personal. I have learned that people need to “discover” art that speaks to them, and they need to feel a sense of ownership in that discover process. This makes it a challenge to help create that feeling of a natural or organic discovery process. Leading the client on this journey with a beginning, middle and end, where they experience and feel a sense of discover is the magic formula and one I really enjoy.

Art That Connects +
I’ve has 3 “Aha! Moments” when it comes to art in my life.

  1. Picasso’s “ Guernica” – The mother of all Picassos, in my opinion.
  2. Chuck Close paintings – Large format paintings that look so life-like, I thought it was photographs at first.
  3. Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party – It felt like 10 paintings in one, and so interesting.

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Delaina Stevens / Business Development Associate

Delaina Stevens

Delaina Stevens

Business Development Associate

Delaina graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Communications and quickly obtained her real estate license in both Arizona and New Mexico respectively. She moved to Austin, Texas in May of 2013 and has worked hard to put down roots in the Lone Star State. Her professional attitude and zest for success make her an excellent addition to the Art + Artisans team.

Most of my career has been focused on the art of selling. I’ve previously worked in residential and commercial real estate, the food and beverage industry, and virtual reality. Gaining experience in all these different industry verticals has developed my understanding in sales, business development, product knowledge, event planning, consulting, and more.

Away from work, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my two dogs, attending concerts, trying new restaurants, and practicing yoga.

Art That Connects +
Architecture. Watching a building take shape is not just something that I love, it’s a source of inspiration. Witnessing someone’s vision come to fruition from the ground up is truly remarkable. For these reasons, I also really enjoy murals and sculptures.

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Delaina Stevens

Delaina Stevens

Business Development Associate

Delaina graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Communications and quickly obtained her real estate license in both Arizona and New Mexico respectively. She moved to Austin, Texas in May of 2013 and has worked hard to put down roots in the Lone Star State. Her professional attitude and zest for success make her an excellent addition to the Art + Artisans team.

Most of my career has been focused on the art of selling. I’ve previously worked in residential and commercial real estate, the food and beverage industry, and virtual reality. Gaining experience in all these different industry verticals has developed my understanding in sales, business development, product knowledge, event planning, consulting, and more.

Away from work, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my two dogs, attending concerts, trying new restaurants, and practicing yoga.

Art That Connects +
Architecture. Watching a building take shape is not just something that I love, it’s a source of inspiration. Witnessing someone’s vision come to fruition from the ground up is truly remarkable. For these reasons, I also really enjoy murals and sculptures.

WHAT MAKES US PLUS

The History of Art + Artisans

A+A back in the day

Jen and Debbie, 2004

Connections can be found in everything and the story of how Art + Artisans was formed is no exception.

To give you a little history on our history, and my connection to Austin and downtown, about 16 years ago I was sitting at the Brown Bar with my mom, waiting on a table at Gumbos.

We were drinking martinis and talking about what kind of business we could start together. At the time, I was a contract art consultant for a gallery based in Houston. She was an avid art collector working in marketing and sales for a national corporation. And, all of a sudden, it was just so obvious and hit me. I said, “You should come into the art business with me!”

We grabbed a stack of napkins and started scribbling away. Right then and there, Art + Artisans was formed.

Our vision was to be able to offer clients a way to express their story and their brand in a unique, distinctive way. We wanted to provide art that really resonated with our clients and spoke to who they were, all while connecting to those they wanted to attract. We didn’t want to sell cookie-cutter art that people would walk by and never notice. We also didn’t want people to have this notion that art could only be a framed piece hung on a wall.

We wanted to work with artists—to talk to them about the specifics of the space and the client so that they could create truly custom pieces that spoke to the needs of each and every project. We didn’t want to limit ourselves to certain artists or certain types of artwork. We wanted to work with all artists and have every possibility of art be attainable.

So, that’s exactly what we did. We’ve positioned ourselves as the “plus” between art and artisans — bringing the best, most innovative options to meet our clients’ goals.

That’s what makes us plus.

Debbie and Jen 2022

Jen and Debbie, 2022

See the Possibilities

Art is all-encompassing, and here at A+A, we don’t limit what we can create through it.

Your ideal residents, tenants, and employees are drawn to artwork that reflects their lifestyle, culture, and values. Customized art creates an environment that’s been thoughtfully considered — making your space magnetic to the people you want to attract. By understanding your target market, we create an engaging space tailored directly to the people who will visit your space every day.

01 How We Work

We represent you, not individual artists.

02 See The Work

Discover how art creates spaces that connect.

03 Join Us

Can you see yourself working with us?