Hello Artists, Patrons, and Friends,
It’s with a heavy heart that we must announce Vango is no longer in operation.
The decision to dismantle Vango was not an easy one. Our small team has spent the last few months stretched to its limits, attempting to deliver the best for our artists in spite of limited funds and dwindling support. Considering that Vango can no longer perform at the caliber we’d like to, and our amazing artists deserve, we have decided to put the gallery to rest after 6 years of operation. It was not an easy decision and one we fought for but much of it was out of our control.
I have no regrets as we always prided ourselves on pushing the envelope from a technology, business and positioning perspective to challenge the status quo. While I feel a lot of progress has been made in the last six years with technology enabling artists and connecting to new buyers, it still has a long way to go and I hope that others in the space continue to push boundaries and that the broader artist community continues to support them.
Thank you to all the 25,000+ of artists who made Vango an incredible asset for anyone who wanted to collect art. We are immensely grateful to those of you who have remained loyal since our Arttwo50 days and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I’d also like to thank the nearly 1,000,000 patrons, collectors and art enthusiasts who supported our creative community.
As for our team, we will continue to be supporting the arts community in many different ways. For daily art inspiration check out @art on Instagram and for the latest on the intersection of art & tech listen to the State of the Art podcast.
If you are looking for places to continue to buy/sell your work please reach out to me and I’d be happy to point you in the right direction. Furthermore, if you have any questions, are awaiting payment or just want to send love, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethan & The Vango Team