Give the gift of art.
Many believe that art is too expensive and personal to give as a gift. This time of year however artists, like the megastores, have great deals for holiday shoppers. Around the country art co-ops, galleries, clubs, pop-ups and art organizations present an array of affordable art for gift giving.
Many organizations present exhibits based on small scale pieces at prices often less than department store wall art. Exhibits with titles like “10” X 10” or “12” X 12”” offer small pieces in a variety of styles scanning a multitude of genres. Artists’ websites may also be running holiday promotions.
Holiday bazaars abound with paintings, sculpture and handmade crafts to please anyone on your gift list. Even auction fund raisers can boast an array of affordable art.
Choosing art for that special person is really not that different from choosing any other gift. What are their interests? Animals, nature, sports, music, flowers? What is their favorite color? Blue, green, yellow or red? What style is the décor in their home? What hangs on their walls already?
Really you can’t go wrong. If for some reason the gift itself is not appreciated, it may end up on the back of a door or under the bed with last year’s waffle flipper. But, the recipient will appreciate the thought that went into buying them a one of a kind artist-made gift.