Pen pal painting exchange
Make new friends, with art!
1000 canvases, 500 new friendships.
WHY DOES THE PROJECT COST MONEY?
Pen Pal Painting Exchange and Brooklyn Art Library are 100% funded through participation. You are not just buying a blank canvas, you are funding a global art project and library.
Pen Pal Painting Exchange, is a new way to create art, while connecting with others in our global community. Order a kit, pick a theme, and send back your canvas. We will swap your work with another person. Then you are free to connect!
Looking to create with a purpose? Looking for a new creative friend? This is for you!
CREATE AND CONNECT IN ANALOG
Looking for a creative way to connect with other creative people in a more analog way? Become an art Pen Pal! Our goal is to connect creative people around the globe with a similar artistic style or vibe.
We take our swapping very seriously
We feel really confident that you will love our swap we send you. Our staff looks at demographics, style, theme and more to find your perfect Pen Pal!
Anyone—from anywhere in the world—can be a part of the project.
Domestic shipping is FREE
International shipping varies
We are a small but mighty team. We try and ship within one week of your order being placed via USPS. Shipping is FREE for USA.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO RETURN THE CANVAS?
Postmark your returned canvas to us by November 15th, 2019! Get your NEW art work back before the holidays!
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Order your PPPE kit. All kits come with a blank 4x4 canvas, a rule card and a ‘Hello’ swap card that will be sent to your new Pen Pal.
Pick one of the 10 themes on the card. Don’t stress, these are just starting points. Feel free to be creative.
Paint/draw/collage/photograph your canvas. Don’t feel limited to materials. Make your piece as creative as you want!
Fill out your ‘Hello’ card and return it back to us with your canvas.
Receive another participants canvas and info about them. Once we get your canvas back, we will swap you with a new artist. You get a new Pen Pal and a new piece of art!