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Technology Offers Fresh Venues For Artists Headed To Market

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Kim McAninch
Kim McAninch poses with some of her works inside her Downtown Pittsburgh home.

  A non-traditional business model is helping to bring together a local artist and a wide range of prospective clients.

Marie Silver lives in San Diego but was able to discover and connect with an artist from Pittsburgh through an app on her phone. Kim McAninch lives and works Downtown and loves the freedom and flexibility that her online presence affords her.

Kim sells art through her own website and two online services, U-Gallery and Vango. She says, “those two venues, I kind of play against each other.”