We wanted more...

Elizabeth Distante and Laura Scheving, respectively

We, as two college students, wanted to do more, be more, see more, paint more, draw more, act more, care more. Laura Scheving got sick of art piling up with no home and saw a bigger and better purpose for it. Elizabeth Distante agreed and joined the movement in which we named Art4Purpose.

Elephants were the first focus--creating in multiple different mediums. We picked a big-hearted non-profit that helped the cause, such as U.S. Friends of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and then shared the art and mission on personal social medias. We got a great response, thus started developing a name, logo, and created a Facebook page and Instagram account.

And then on April 21, 2016 we became an official Non-profit Organization!

The vision

...was to create a big enough gallery and have enough partnerships where one can purchase a piece of artwork and select the charity in which they would like their money to go to. Now in 2017, we have done just that! Our collection of art pieces is large enough and continues to grow where one can select a piece and either click on one of the organizations listed or type out one that's not listed and we will send a part of your money straight to them.