Arteeni is a culmination of the founder's experiences in the art and design world over the past 40 some odd years. Our goal is to enable consumers to have access to fantastic artists throughout North America and to provide a way to participate in giving back locally, as well as globally.
We are proud that our artisans represent only the highest quality of handmade and unique items. Our focus is serving our customers, artisans and charities - OUR PARTNERS.
The idea of Arteeni came to me a few years ago, and thanks to Jason has finally come to fruition. Giving back to charity has always been an integral part of the plan. Marc, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2015, so the decision to make our focus charity the Michael J. Fox Foundation is a very personal one.
After college I went to work for a small real estate company and then a large hospitality company. While working in the corporate world, I never lost the "itch" to do my own thing. So, after nearly 10 years, I decided it was time to finally pursue my dream.
The concept for Arteeni was one that I found very intriguing and I loved that we could provide financial support and additional exposure to some great charities right from the start. Historically, the example of philanthropy has been to build a business first and then donate funds later in life or leave it as part of an estate. But, I firmly believe that it is possible to grow a successful business AND give back at the same time.