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BYOM.ca

Toronto, Ontario

A New Canvas Supports Artists During COVID-19

Innovative Mask Company Partners with Artists to support community arts programs

Toronto, Ontario: Today, Bring Your Own Mask (www.byom.ca) announces that it has officially started its artist-partner program. The artist program is designed to help artists who are challenged to sell their art and designs during COVID-19.

 “We wanted to come up with a way to make fun and stylish masks that also support and promote artists. The demand for our new masks is overwhelming as people look for unique designs and prints,”  says Sperry Bilyea, founder of BYOM.

All of the new artist designs can be viewed at https://www.byom.ca/collections/fine-art-collection. Every artist gives buyers the back story behind their art. BYOM will be introducing new artists over time to create a portfolio of designs and expressions for every taste.

 “Being able to partner with BYOM has been a wonderful creative outlet for my photography and designs. We are turning the mask not only into a device for personal safety but one of personal expression,” says Christina Sideris, the first artist to join the program.

The masks sell for $25 each and $3 from each sale will go to the artists cause from the Toronto Art Foundation to a memorial fund for a cancer research.

Leslie Francombe, Philanthropy & Sponsorship Manager at the Toronto Arts Foundation, commented “We are extremely excited about our new partnership with BYOM. Creating masks featuring winners of our RBC Newcomer Artist Award is a fantastic way to both support the arts as well as showcasing the great work of our artist community.”

About BYOM: BYOM is built on the principle that you wear a mask to protect others and others wear a mask to protect you. And this protection can be stylish, fun and even give back to the community. The full selection of products and designs can easily be ordered from the company’s website at www.byom.ca.

For more information please contact Sperry Bilyea, founder of BYOM.ca  @ sperry@byom.ca or 416.574.7811.

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