StavesArt is a family business that was established in May 2017, with a passion for drawing and designing cities, skyscrapers, and stadiums. The founder Ben, a former architecture student, started with just three designs on Etsy, and since then the business has grown with the help of family and friends.
While many people remember the Covid-19 pandemic as a time where work ground to a halt and we were all counting down the days for lockdowns to end, Ben worked hard to grow his online presence. This is when both the website for our business and our social media platforms were established.
The National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) is an organisation that represents the interests of market and street traders, event retailers, and mobile caterers in the United Kingdom. Established in 1899, it is one of the oldest trade associations in the country. StavesArt became a member of the NMTF and has achieved recognition by winning several of their competitions, including the North East Regional Final.
Being a member of the NMTF provides our team with a platform to connect with other traders and to stay up-to-date with the latest industry news and regulations. It also offers various benefits such as access to legal and insurance advice, training opportunities, and discounted rates for services such as card payment processing. By being a member of the NMTF and winning competitions, StavesArt have established ourselves as a respected and successful business within the market trader community.
What Do We Offer?
StavesArt is a business that focuses on creating stunning 3D globe-style artwork of cities and towns. These are unique and provide a visually stunning way to explore the geography of different places. We use cutting-edge design techniques to create artwork that is both accurate and beautiful.
In the last couple of years, StavesArt has expanded into creating artwork of the UK that highlights sporting venues. These are a great way for sports fans to explore the geography of the stadiums of each team.
Our artwork prints are the main products that we offer. These prints are incredibly popular at in-person events, where people can see them up close and appreciate the level of detail and artistry that goes into each map. The prints are made using high-quality materials and are designed to last, so customers can enjoy them for years to come. Overall, StavesArt's focus on creating unique and visually stunning artwork has made them a popular choice for anyone looking to add some beauty to their home or office.
To see our artwork prints in person, head on down to The Shambles Market in York every Monday, Friday, and Saturday to see our stall!
Key Team Members
StavesArt's team is made up of family members who have all played a crucial role in the success of the business. Ben’s dad, Tim, has become the "chief salesman" and is a regular presence behind the stall at markets and festivals. Uncle Nick handles online postal orders, keeps on top of stock, and regularly runs the stall in York on a weekly basis. Fiona joined the team in the summer of last year and helps to keep things running smoothly in the office.
We take pride in the positive reviews we have received and the support from our customers. We aim to provide high-quality artwork and excellent customer service, and are grateful for the support received. The team here at StavesArt hopes that everyone enjoys our artwork and we’re happy to answer any questions or inquiries.