Artists Need Lunch Money is an apparel company founded on using products and events to tell artists’ stories. Founded in the summer of 2018 with a simple goal at hand: curate a 1 day pop-up art show for 2 local artists. And we did just that. The days that followed created the space for a brand.


We recognize that exploitation within the art industry disproportionately affects the producers– the artist. Far too often artists are forced to abandon their craft or compromise at the expense of recuperating the costs of materials or making the sale (and simply having lunch money).

We see an opportunity to change that.


As a team of 3 with several years combined knowledge on marketing, design and product development we apply these tools to curating events and products for artists and their brands, including our own.

We produce and distribute merchandise with the goal of bringing awareness to a reality that plagues many creative individuals in the hopes that the frequency of the topicwhile centering the people who create the work in what we docan create a space and place for artists to thrive.