Our Project’s Story
Consider this your invitation to share original art and the real gifts to be enjoyed in creating, giving and receiving.
(yes, free shipping too.)
CREATE something and GIFT it away for free to a total stranger
… or be that stranger, and enjoy some totally free art.
Welcome to an international free art forum for artists and “non-artists” alike.
Founded in Oct. 2013, CREATE and GIFT is already an active group on Facebook with over 1,700 members. Art has been freely gifted internationally and 3 awesome events have thus far been held in South Korea (where Adam now teaches English).
The roots of CREATE and GIFT are in founder (and '07 UM alum) Adam Greenberg’s previous project, www.TonightsWatercolor.com, his successful new year’s resolution to paint every night in 2010.
Probably not unlike yourself, Adam hadn’t painted since 9th grade art class either. Because he didn’t consider himself an artist, he wasn’t looking to make money doing it; so he happily sent his originals away for free to whomever requested one first (yes, shipping too). But in giving those originals away for free he received a whole lot more (including the added bonus of seeing photos of his art framed around the world).
It’s true. We get more when we give.
Though not necessary, recipients were encouraged to donate to Haiti’s 2010 earthquake disaster relief; and later, any cause in need.
It is in this spirit of service to each other that CREATE and GIFT continues.
more FAQ at www.CREATEandGIFT.org