STOP BUYING ART FROM BIG BOX STORES - TIPS TO CHOOSING ORIGINAL ART AND A FEW OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS RIGHT NOW

May 14, 2020

Nowadays there are 4.2 billion ways to access original art and support local and emerging artists, so I wanted to share how I go about finding artists, especially in a small town. 

 

COFFEE SHOPS 

It has become pretty commonplace for coffee shops to display local artist's work for sale. Take a trek to your local coffee shop and see what's on display! 

 

EMERGING ARTISTS EVENTS 

Do a quick google search or check your neighborhood community board to see what artist events are going on around you. 

 

GOOD OLE' INTERNET SEARCH 

Nothing beats a quick instagram search. Find hashtags for specific work you're looking for like #abstractart or #watercolorartist and reach out to the artists you find. 

 

MY FAVORITE EMERGING ARTIST'S RIGHT NOW 

 

 @alissamorabito is as sweet as she is talented! She takes your photograph and creates a single line sketch out of it. They are so stunning. 

 

I found Julie from @hilboldt while scrolling tiktok the other day and was just blown away by her timelapse painting videos. 

 

 I've actually got one of @houseofboysdesigns pieces in a client's house and it is incredible work. You can buy her work directly from her or on minted. 

 

 

Shameless plug; @cheryldorris is actually my aunt, but I wouldn't put her on the list unless she was incredible and her photography speaks for itself. 

 

 I'm a sucker for plaster in any form especially in artwork. @kaleen.cameron is one of the best I've found. 

 

I'm always on the hunt for good original art so send me your favorites! 

 

 

 

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