Square Foot Show began as a small, annual art party in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Each year, Julia Veenstra’s tiny studio was filled with work from local artists, each piece the same price and size. It was a huge success every time, with a lineup around the block in the dead of Canadian winter.
Until the pandemic, that is. So, Julia joined forces with some friends who had proven themselves in marketing and they moved the show online together. It was a massive success, with Square Foot Show quickly becoming known as “The Black Friday of Art”, consistently bringing thousands of new collectors across five continents to each show, with many artists selling out in mere minutes.
SquareFootShow’s vision is to build a thriving artistic community around the world, raise the profile of artists, and introduce novice and experienced art collectors to emerging and established artists alike.
It all started 7 years ago as a small, annual party at Canadian painter, Julia Veenstra’s studio in the hip, little city of Hamilton, Ontario. The tiny studio was filled with submissions from local artists, all the same price, all the same size, and it was a huge success every time.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2020 show online, which opened this formerly exclusive show up to art lovers of all kinds, from all over the world! We’re excited to open the Square Foot Show to more artists across North America, increasing our platform and sharing art with art lovers everywhere.
Square Foot Show exists to introduce novice and experienced art collectors to emerging and established artists alike.