Building connections and conversations between artists, collectors, and designers.
Est. 2004

About Little Paper Planes

Little Paper Planes makes art accessible through workshops, lectures, and an artist residency. We sell the tools to create art and we inspire through our thoughtfully sourced collection of art and utilitarian objects.

Little Paper Planes is a company founded in December of 2004 by Kelly Lynn Jones and started off initially as an online shop. With this shop Jones sought to create a platform from which she and her friends, who had just graduated from art school, could present and sell their work to a wider audience. However, as the number of artist-participants grew over time, it became clear that Little Paper Planes had grown up to become a broad-ranging community, composed of both the circle of artists themselves, as well the people who love and support their art. It seemed the natural progression of this growing inertia was to facilitate dialogues and awareness around Contemporary art between both the artists and public alike. As of May 2013, LPP opened a physical location in San Francisco which has enabled the company to provide more opportunities in the space including a residency program. The LPP+ Residency is located at the Minnesota Street Studios in the Dogpatch.

In September 2017 LPP built out the back of the store to create the LPP Workshop where weekly classes are held. In 2018 an afterschool program for children will start as well as other ongoing classes to support the creative practice.


LPP is Kelly, Dana, Michelle, Dylan, Mercy, and Maggie.

Visit our shop in the Mission District of San Francisco!

855 Valencia Street between 19th and 20th, San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-643-4616

Monday - Saturday: 12-7

Sunday: 12-6

Little Paper Planes has been featured in numerous publications and blogs since 2004 including Cool Hunting, Nylon Magazine, Lucky Magazine, PaperMag, Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, The New York Times, Daily Candy and more.

Learn more about Jones in her feature in the San Francico Chronicle.

Kelly Lynn Jones has spoken on a handful of panels including

Art Publishing Now in San Francisco, October 2010

http://www.creativeconferencewest.com/ in San Francisco, August 2011

Hello Etsy Summit on September 18th in San Francisco.

Portfolio Reviews at Kala in Berkeley, November 9, 2011

SPEED NETWORKING with CCA Alumni Entrepreneurs & Small Business in San Francisco, November 16, 2011

She also has given lectures in classes at Parsons The New School, NYC, San Francisco State University and the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Email [email protected] if you want Kelly to visit your class or present a lecture and/or participate on a panel.