A Platform for Selling Art and Pursuing Dreams
Art Business

A Platform for Selling Art and Pursuing Dreams

Billy Swann, Adam Stiefel, Chloe Bogen and Dalen Michaels show off some of the masterpieces that have been featured on their e-commerce website, highschoolartists.com. Photo Credit: Carlos Barroso Inspiration for business can come from anywhere. For 18-year-old Adam Stiefel, it came from Snapchat. He was brainstorming ideas for a business plan to submit for his Investments and Entrepreneurship class at St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida, when a friend, Katie Boroian, sent him an original piece of artwork on Snap. Stiefel says that he was so impressed with the painting, which depicted the sun rising over the ocean, that he started thinking, “Wow, that’s a tangible object that has monetary value.” He started thinking that there might be a market for talented teens like Boroian to sell their designs online. A Winning Idea And from that one Snapchat, a new business was born. HighSchoolArtists is the only e-commerce site dedicated to marketing and selling original artwork that is conceptualized and created by high school students. “Some students don’t believe their artwork is good enough to sell. Some just doubt themselves. We encourage them to put it on there,” Stiefel says. The site has been up and running since […]

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