Why did you start Parlor?
Collecting art is something that feels out of reach for many people. Our goal is to make it easier for people to live with art, thereby getting more artworks out in the world where they can be enjoyed –– all while supporting galleries and artists.
How does Parlor work?
Parlor offers access to artworks from galleries for an affordable monthly price with the option to purchase or rotate depending on your needs and interests. Parlor takes care of the delivery, installation, and insurance of all artworks. We currently serve New York.
Why use Parlor?
Use Parlor if you are interested in hanging art on your walls but are not quite ready for the commitment of buying a piece, or if you’d like to try a piece at home before you buy it.
How does insurance work?
All Parlor artworks are fully insured in your home. Our team will check the artwork’s condition before installing it on your wall, and again if the piece is being returned. We expect that you care for your artwork as if it were your own. Particular artworks may have specific care considerations that our team will prepare you for.
Are all artworks for sale?
Yes, all artworks on Parlor are for sale. You can buy a Parlor artwork at any point during your loan period, and 100% of your monthly loan fees will be deducted from the purchase price. We can also get you set up with a payment plan so that you can continue paying off your artwork on a monthly basis.
Can my artworks be purchased by another party during my membership period?
Because all of our artworks are owned by artists and galleries, artworks are still available for sale even if they are currently being loaned through Parlor. Should there be a purchase inquiry, you will be the first person to receive an offer to buy the piece. If you prefer not to buy the work, Parlor will pick it up free of charge and deliver a new artwork of your choosing to your home. Any monthly fees you’ve already paid will be automatically applied to your next piece.
How can I reach someone?
The best and quickest way to reach us is via email at email@example.com.
How long can I loan artworks for?
You can loan a piece for 3–12 months. At the end of your loan period, you can either extend (up to a total of 12 months), purchase the artwork, or exchange for a new one.
Can I have more than one artwork?
Absolutely. You are welcome to choose as many pieces as you would like for your space.
Are you hiring?
If you’re interested in joining our team, reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about yourself.
What if I end my loan early?
If you need to end your loan early, please let us know. Cancellation fees are 50% of your remaining loan fees and a $150 pick-up fee. If you need to move, please email us as soon as possible at email@example.com.