Whether your dream of opening your own art museum or art gallery, or you simply love to decorate your own home in art, there are a few great ways in which to start your own art collection. You just need to know where to look.
Look For Local Artists
Local artists are a great way to start collecting art, and they are usually easy to find. You can look for local artists on social media, check out local art and craft shows, and maybe even find their works at local stores.
By collecting some local art you may also find the best chance of ordering a commission piece, so you can have a one of a kind. Having unique pieces in your collection will make it that much more special.
Attend Art Shows
Art and craft shows happen all throughout the year. Take some time to look into ones in your local area, or even those happening away from home. You never know what great art you will find at an art show..
This is another great way to find little known artists, who just might be rich and famous someday. It also gives you the chance to see a wide array of art, not just paintings. You will find pottery, creative jewelry, sketches, sculptures, and more.
Visit Art Galleries
Art galleries will help you find some amazing works of art, and even art prints and cards that make great collectibles for those with a love of artistic ability. You may find local and little known artists, and you may also find works from well known names.
Another bonus of visiting galleries is the fact that you may get the chance to meet the artist. Galleries, like Detroit’s Park West Gallery, often have guest painters visiting and showing off their works.
Participate In Art Auctions
Art auctions, estate auctions, and other auctions can often be host to some very beautiful works of art. If you want to participate in an auction to work on your collection you’ll want to make sure that you have some money saved up. You should also set an amount you want to spend, and take some time to view the pieces before the auction starts.
Don’t Discount Resale
You may be surprised to know that you can find some interesting works of art at local resale and thrift shops. You might pay a few dollars for a painting that catches your eye, only to find out that it’s worth hundreds when you get it home.
Often people will donate items not knowing what the actual worth of the piece is, and you will be the lucky person to benefit the fact that they overlooked this. But that will only happen if you take some time to look for these lost and lonely pieces of art!