6 Art Gallery Success Stories [2023]

6 Art Gallery Success Stories [2023]
Start An Art Gallery

For artists, getting the attention of traditional brick & mortar stores is an enormous challenge with slim odds of success. Fortunately, online marketplaces make it possible for artists across the globe to sell their artwork internationally.

With art galleries contributing up to 45 billion dollars, they can be a great business opportunity. If you are interested in the art industry, you can start an online art gallery.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a art gallery:

1. Station 16 Editions / S16 ($4.2M/year)

Adam Vieira (from Montreal, Quebec, Canada) started Station 16 Editions / S16 over 9 years ago.

$350K / month
2 founders / 10 employees
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Case Study

Hi, my name is Adam Vieira, and I’m the creative director for Station 16 Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Montreal heavily influenced by graffiti and street art.

We showcase original art, sculptures, and works on paper, which changes every month, sometimes every week. We also launch a new limited edition silkscreen print every month with international artists.


  • Business rank: #2.52K

Check out their full website ➜

Learn more about starting an art gallery:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an art gallery?
-> Pros and cons of an art gallery

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established art gallery
-> Marketing ideas for an art gallery
-> Art gallery slogans
-> Art gallery names

Other resources

-> Art gallery tips

4. Fine Art America

Buy art online, decorate your home with incredible works of art, and help support living artists all over the world! Fine Art America is the world's largest community of independent artists and iconic brands and features millions of images for sale as wall art, home décor, iphone cases, tshirts, and more.

  • Website traffic: 5.87M/month
  • Business rank: #5.12K

Check out their full website ➜

5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Website traffic: 3.44M/month
  • Business rank: #12.8K

Check out their full website ➜

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