ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE:

Downtown 500 is a Philadelphia-based company with a mission to create a better world for working artists. We want to shape a new standard for pursuing an art career – providing more opportunities and stability for working artists. A large focus of ours is working with young, upcoming artists through different avenues to get more eyes on their work. We began as an online publication and continue to operate as such, but our business stretches far beyond our website.

WHAT WE DO:

We use our website to share interviews with upcoming artists from around the world – from Los Angeles to China to Nigeria. On a larger scale, Downtown 500 hosts events, produces a quarterly magazine, and collaborates with artists on monthly shirt designs that allows them to generate more income.