If I were going to buy every piece of artwork that I love, I would be buying something almost daily. Like most people, I can not buy everything that I want. Over the past few years, I have found a few ways to collect art on a budget and thought it would be nice to share some of my discoveries. I like to shop local whenever possible. You get to support the people around you and get to see the artwork in person before purchasing.
Art Markets are a great place to find a wide variety of local artists. A few of my favorite markets in New Orleans:
Even if an artist’s website does not have a shopping cart most photographers, designers and other artist would be happy to sell their work. You can even ask an artist to create something special for you.
Antique or Thrift Stores. Buy old works of art and freshen them up by adding your own touches, or just hang the lucky finds right on the wall.
Here are some photos of my favorites:
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