Our story started with a group of young professionals who struggled with how hard it was to find art for their home. We were tired of the generic, cookie-cutter posters, and desired something more meaningful. But, we didn’t know how where to start - galleries were intimidating, online sites overwhelming, and the pricing of it all was a confusing black box. Why did it have to be so hard to Be Original?
At the same time, we thought of our friends and family who were artists - making beautiful art, but they had to abandon their creative talents so they could pay the bills. Something just didn’t make sense.
After continuing to ask questions, we realized we were not alone, so we started to build, test, and tinker until…we launched ARTtwo50 in July 2013.
Nine months later, May 1, 2014, ARTtwo50 was reborn as Vango along with the launch of a smaller version of our iPad app on the iPhone. The reason we changed from 'ARTtwo50' was that we wanted a name that was catchy and did not box us in on price. Given that we are a marketplace, we mashed up things that take two people (Tango) and key components of our app (Visualization). ‘Vango’ just came out and we loved the sound and energy.
We want to make it easy for everyone to Be Original. We are dedicated to encouraging everyone to discover original art and to supporting emerging artists, so they can continue to do what they love: create beautiful art!
We are a team of art enthusiasts, creative fools, and tech wizards who have come together because we are passionate about art and technology and we just love tackling big challenges.
We are inspired by hearing your feedback, so send us a note anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
414 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94107