Happy Patron has opened its online Social Art Gallery, which funds art education for underprivileged children through its sales to social patrons.
Its Arts for Arts initiative is currently active in Brazil and Thailand with potentially more to come across the world. Sahavat 'Hut' Tangchitnob, Happy Patron Founder, explains that after moving to the thriving art culture of New York City for college after growing up in the suburbs of Thailand without access to art education, he saw its value in cultivating children's creative cognitive abilities.
"Our gallery introduces a new way for people to buy art. Our customers are social patrons who will be enabling children with limited opportunities to explore their artistic abilities," he says.
"My life was profoundly changed when I discovered freedom in the arts, and I want to help children experience and develop their creativity as early as possible."
Aimed at younger buyers starting to build the art collections and 'more seasoned collectors looking to transform their homes while also doing good', the selection (from $100 to $2,000) comprises limited-edition fine art prints. that are hand-numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity.
The first exhibition is Thai Watercolor Flows, featuring pieces printed on sustainable bamboo-cotton paper.