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How we do it.

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Engaging Creativity

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Few things engage people into flow state like creating. It is a primary human activity. We understand how to use this engagement to get people all singing to the same tune, looking at the same picture or reading the same text.

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Inspiring Ideas

Our skills are specially honed to spark inspiration and interest. Think of us as your muse adding that creative spark to a project.

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Promoting Wellness

Wellness comes from being seen making a contribution to something greater. Creating together is one of the best ways to see and be seen towards a common goal.

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Providing Expertise

With 20 years painting and facilitating experience, its no wonder we can add so much value so quickly to individuals and organisations.

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Douglas A. Karson

Founder/Director

Engagement strategist | Communication specialist | Polymath for hire

  • Began Keep Art It by listening.

  • Core belief that sharing creativity makes the world a better place.

  • Proven engagement and community builder with ART100, Bristol Breakfast Rotary club, Art Battle UK and D-Unit. 

  • 20 years experience in cultural sector.

  • 20 years experience as a master yoga instructor.

  • Organised, participated or produced over 42 group and solo shows in the UK, USA and Japan. Over 350 works sold to date.

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History

Our start was a covid secure exhibition at the Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol in December 2020. That exhibition featured 8 amazing artists displaying in their own shopfronts and we attracted over 5000 audience members in a time when art was needed most.

Since then, we've been growing, learning and listening.

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One of our guiding beliefs is that supporting creativity makes the world a better place.

We want to live in a better world.


Keep Art It's original mission was to share art with as many people as possible. This evolved to "SHARE ART NOW"

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This started as an exhibition. 

That led to a shop front.


To truly engage audiences, we must be co-creators, co makers and feel that creativity is for them.

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Keep Art It supports an astounding array of creative disciplines from fine artists to hip-hop musicians. This open and inclusive approach leads to exciting opportunities for collaboration. This isn’t just making art, this is making life!


Keep Art It aims to be an cog in the circular economy of the future where artists lead the way. At the same time, we serve the community by enabling innovative solutions that address mental health and wellness by giving people a platform to express themselves.

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Since the shopfront, where we spent a year doing festivals, affordable art fairs, exhibitions, yoga classes and more, we have learned a lot.

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Years on and we are still committed to sharing art and have grown in both experience and scope.โ€‹

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In 2024, Keep ART It split the gallery branch of the company to a new CIC called ART100 to focus on creative consultancy and e-commerce.

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Keep Art It is not just our name. 
It is a statement of intent.

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Share Art Now - YouTube

We champion the joy of human creativity.

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Check out our YouTube Channel where we share our experiences of art, reviews and talk about culture in the world.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP3u9karJBUEu7coeXWUwog

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๐ŸŒŸ Exciting Collaboration with AI ๐ŸŒŸ Poem illustrated with prompts from Chat GPT and Open AI

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Mona Lisa Smile

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