With the gift of art, a City of Champions can become a City of Culture
Through generous donations from individuals and foundations, Start with Art has directly impacted the lives of almost 10,000 babies and their families in Pittsburgh. Since giving our first gift of art on January 1st, 2015, we have only made these prints available to newborn babies in Pittsburgh. Moving forward, we want to make our art even more accessible.
For every print that you purchase, a print will be donated to a newborn baby. It's as simple as that! All prints are signed and numbered by our artists and shipped directly to your door. Rest assured, you'll be happy to buy a new piece of affordable art by an accomplished artist and a family is going to be able to go home from the hospital with two gifts.
Start with Art began with a $10,000 gift from Crusade for Art, an Atlanta-based non-profit whose mission was to grow audiences for photography. Since then, we have tirelessly fundraised and written grants to continue ensuring that Pittsburgh's babies begin life as the world's youngest art collectors. By gifting more than 3,300 prints each year, we are preparing to celebrate our 10,000th print and baby in January 2018. But that's only the beginning...
As we expand into new hospitals, Start with Art will soon be giving the gift of art to almost 15,000 babies each year. The most exciting thing is that by the time these first babies are in college, there will actually be more art collectors than residents in Pittsburgh!