FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Who is the Female Art Collective?
The Female Art Collective features many talented female artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. We support local business, art, music, and non-profit groups. Our goal is to promote community and to redefine the boutique experience. We hold multiple trunk shows a month at various independent business locations throughout Louisville & Southern Indiana. These shows center around live local music, art from our boutique, and many events are focused on promoting non-profit groups.
Though we are based in Louisville, Kentucky, our artists and designers are from all over the country and the globe.
How is my credit card information handled?
We work through paypal. Your credit card information runs through their system and is never visible to us. This keeps your financial information secure. If you’re interested in learning more about how paypal works, please visit their site at www.paypal.com.
What is your policy on returns or exchanges?
The art in our boutique should be three things; fun, functional, and affordable.
If your package arrives and you feel that it failed to meet one or more of those requirements, we are more than happy to work to resolve any issue you may have. We try our best to photography our pieces as accurate as possible.
Please contact us asap for best results. FemaleArtCollective@gmail.com
How are purchases shipped?
We carefully package each purchase pertaining to the design of the product. Packaging materials accounts for a large percent of unnecessary waste. We use recycled materials to ship our products, which cuts cost to you, and the environment. So you just might get an order in a wedding frame box, etc. but we guarantee that your work will be safe and secure!
We ship USPS First Class within 48 hrs of purchase. Purchases over $30 will receive shipping insurance. We are more than happy to add shipping insurance, tracking, or upgrade shipping with any purchase. Please contact us if you need additional assistance.
What is considered eco-friendly?
We consider any artist’s work that has 40% or more upcycled, vintage, or reused components “eco-friendly”. These materials promote the environment by steering clear of mass produced materials.
We also consider any works that promote conservation, such as reusable lunch bags or reusable cozies, as “eco-friendly”.
Any vegan alternative to using animal products or bi-products is considered “eco-friendly”, because it has a positive impact on our environment and the welfare of animals.
How do I join the Female Art Collective?
The Female Art Collective is run by Mary Levinsky. I hand select artists and their works for the boutique. Artists/designers/entrepreneurs must fit with the collective. I look for motivated, free thinking, good hearted artists. I am not concerned with any prior business experience. New artists are more than welcome to be a part of the collective.
Please feel free to email me at FemaleArtCollective@gmail.com with a mini portfolio of your work containing:
~5 or more sample photos or a link to your website
~Descriptions including size, materials, pricing, etc.
~The best way to contact you
How do I find out about upcoming events?
We hold around 2-4 trunk shows a month. We enjoy supporting our community by working with independent businesses, local musicians, and worthy non-profit groups. Our traveling boutique brings art to a variety of people all over Kentucky and Indiana.
You can follow us on our blog or facebook.
Facebook- Female Art Collective Louisville, KY
Why focus on female artists?
Mary and I (Katy) met at the Good Folk Fest one year in Louisville, KY. The conversation started with how grateful we were for the Good Folk Fest. We then continued to discuss the downfalls of being a new artist, not belonging to certain groups or cliques of artists in this area. We also were discouraged at the lack of cross promotions between local businesses, musicians, and artists.
We wanted to build up our community. We wanted to have an open door approach to new artists or veteran artists, regardless of how well built up their reputation. We were motivated to help promote worthy designers and artists based on the quality of their ideas and art alone.
There is so much to take on when it comes down the idea of “community”. Mary and I choose to attach ourselves to one problem area, the community of women.
We are feminists in the sense that we feel each woman has the right to choose where in life she wants to take herself. Each of our artists, including ourselves, come from very diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. We are blessed to have so much variety in our collective.
We work with many men including musicians, business owners, etc. We simply chose to help women feel supported in a very competitive field and to promote a sense of community in a society that encourages so many negative stereotypes of women, including feminist women.
We are redefining the boutique experience and reshaping the way people view women entrepreneurship and community.