Weekend Do: Begin An Art Collection

October 28, 2011 § 2 Comments

A childhood dream of mine was to live in an art museum like Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Even now I’m still in awe when I stand in front of a 16 feet painting, walk around a sculpture, or peer into a display full of pottery. However, the thought of having a collection of art no longer has to be restricted in a museum. Why not have a collection in your own home? Below are some helpful resources to begin an art collection.

1. Do shop Etsy. Etsy is an online marketplace for small business owners to share their craft. Currently, this watercolor piece is a favorite:

The Wheatfield by Katie Daisy

2. Do buy some affordable art from 20×200. Every week prints of original art is available for art lovers to consume. Connecting the artist to someone who appreciates what they are creating is a beautiful thing. You could purchase a piece like the one below:

Well-being 1 by Valerie Roybal

3. Do Buy Some Damn Art. This is a project by Art Hound where weekly art sales are sent straight to your inbox. It’s a simple sign up with your email.

Go ahead buy some art.

What kind of art do you want to collect or already have?


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§ 2 Responses to Weekend Do: Begin An Art Collection

  • artboy68 says:

    I have recently resolved to ‘pay it forward’ with sales from my own artwork – a percentage of sales goes to the purchasing of other artist’s work. I just have to start selling some work!

  • Laura Mettler says:

    I abide within several sad and lonely white walls that crave affordable art. Seriously. Inspirational.

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