Art Buddies founder to speak at Etsy

We're excited to announce that Art Buddies founder, Sue Crolick, will be speaking at Etsy headquarters in New York on Friday, April 17. Founded on the desire to empower individuals, connect communities, spark imagination, and promote the value of creativity, Etsy provides the perfect forum for Sue to share her inspiring story.

Sue began her advertising career in the Mad Men era, and became the first female art director at two of Minneapolis’ largest ad agencies, winning top awards in her field. 

In 1994, she founded Creatives for Causes, ending her 30-year career in advertising to start Art Buddies. Since then, Art Buddies has paired thousands of creative mentors one-on-one with thousands of underprivileged kids.

For her work with children, she was honored as a Purpose Prize Fellow and national leader in social innovation.

For more on the history of Art Buddies and founder, Sue Crolick, visit and

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Art Buddies Lauren & Mikky (fall 2014)


Mr. Grit by artist Conrad Carlson at Etsy