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Halifax Fashion Week 2023 written on a black background

Halifax Fashion Week 2023 Update

We were excited to present in the first Halifax Fashion Week hosted by Soli Productions but due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to withdraw.
Duane on Global News

Global News: Get To Know Duane Jones

In partnership with My East Coast Experience, Global’s Eilish Bonang sits down with artist and designer Duane Jones to talk about his latest ventures through his lifestyle brand Art Pays Me.
Art Pays Me Finale

INVEST in NEST 2022 Photos

INVEST In NEST was a group fashion show fundraiser presented by One North End Community Economic...
Duane My Halifax Experience Cover

My Halifax Experience

Duane featured on the cover of My Halifax Experience.
CTV Your Morning

CTV Your Morning

Art Pays Me highlighted on CTV Your Morning by as a brand to watch. 
Yellow Hoodie

New Product: Embroidered Logo Hoodie Yellow

Yellow Art Pays Me Hoodie
Duane on CTV News

Art Pays Me on CTV News Atlantic

Watch Duane share some of why he started Art Pays Me on CTV News Atlantic.
Duane On Clients From Hell

Duane On Clients From Hell

Check out my interview on the Clients From Hell podcast. 
Best Fashion Designer in Halifax

Vote For Duane: Best Of Halifax 2019, Readers' Choice Awards

Thank you to all of you who nominated me for Best Fashion Designer in The Coast's Readers' Choice Awards! I'm forever grateful but the work isn't over yet. Now that I'm nominated I need your vote!
Masuma Khan on Unceded Territory

Not For The Fragile

Masuma Khan X APM
Art Pays Me Podcast New and Noteworthy on iTunes

New & Noteworthy on iTunes

Art Pays Me Podcast made it to the New & Noteworthy section of Visual Arts podcasts in the iTunes store.
Art Pays Me Podcast cover featuring, host Duane Jones. Photo by Alex Pearson.

Art Pays Me Podcast

I'm excited to introduce the first episode of the Art Pays Me Podcast!
Atlantic Fashion Week

Art Pays Me At Atlantic Fashion Week 12

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be presenting at Atlantic Fashion Week 12.
Civil Unity Art Showcase

Civil Unity Art Showcase

2Cream2Sugar is proud to announce their first East Coast event, Civil Unity! They are partnering up with The Daily Grind to bring you a night of coming together as citizens of the creative community. 

Changing the Narrative: Sales in the Social Media Era

This week on Changing the Narrative we jump back into some entrepreneurial talk with discussion on quality control, process and the different approaches to selling your art.


Ray is an artist in my community who deeply intrigues me. I reached out to her a few months back after being blown away by her makeup posts on Instagram. I wanted to find out a little more about her and what motivates her as artist.
Art Pays Me Toque

New Product: Art Pays Me Toque

Art Pays Me Toque.
Art Pays Me at Makenew

Art Pays Me at Makenew

Art Pays Me at Makenew.
Duane in The Coast

Duane's Style Tips in The Coast

Thank you to The Coast for the recent feature.
Art Pays Me Tee on Global Toronto

Art Pays Me Tee on Global Toronto

Our APM Geo Paint Tee made an appearance on Global Toronto in a promotion for Martk’d. 
New Stockist: The Daily Grind

New Stockist: The Daily Grind

Art Pays Me is now available at The Daily Grind on 1479 Birmingham Street in Halifax!
Woke Collection at Atlantic Fashion Week

Woke Collection at Atlantic Fashion Week

Inspired by social unrest, this collection celebrates creative empowerment while encouraging soci...
Do Good. Feel Good.

Do Good. Feel Good.

My friend Dave, talking about the importance of doing good as a creative professional.
Verena Rizg X Art Pays Me

Verena Rizg X Art Pays Me

View our collaboration with the incomparable Verena Rizg.
Be Glitterati -vs- Art Pays Me

Be Glitterati -vs- Art Pays Me

In 2006, my girlfriend (now wife) helped me found Glitterati Communications as a freelance graphic design consultancy. By 2010, I found myself wanting to have more independence than client consulting allows and was searching for a project where I had complete control. That project was Be Glitterati. Building the Be Glitterati brand has been a fun and creatively fulfilling ride, but in recent months I’ve struggled with its identity and where it should go in the future.