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Alan has combined his talents with nationally recognized New York Parson's Grad, designer, artist and FIANCE Alyssa Klash ( to develop Artsy Fart, an art and lifestyle brand for the kid at heart!

The duo have been involved in 40+ Festivals and Pop Up events including: MOPOP, Renegade Craft Fair at Pitchfork Music Fesitval, Grand Rapid's Art Prize, Motor City Comic Con, Detroit Comic Con, Electric Forrest, DIY Ferndale, DIYpsilanti, All Things Detroit, Detroit Urban Craft Fair, 89X’s 89 Hr Film Festival, Ferndale Pride, Midtown Getdown, “The Original” Ann Arbor Art Fair, The Hazel Park Art Fair and many more. They've also designed merchandise for Pure Detroit's locations in the Fisher Building and Ren Cen Building, The Motor City Comedy Festival 2017-2018, Attack Hunger/ Moose Jaw and 10+ other companies.

Artsy Fart has also had great success with pop-up retail locations such as Joy Ride Detroit and their current location in the Ferndale Rustbelt Market. They've had numerous successful gallery exhibits in the Detroit area with great reviews from sources like The Detroit News and Fox 2 News.

"Klash and Ledford’s style is part loose Peter Max, part 1970s underground comics and part technicolor nightmare." Mike Hodges, The Detroit News

Recent awards include Detroit’s Motor City Match Business Challenge and the Ford’s Meters Made Beautiful contest in Royal Oak. Artsy Fart is currently working towards a brick and mortar location to sell products and teach classes full time. It's not if, but when!