Buying local isn’t just for kale and tomatoes anymore. As locavores, we all drool over that delicious local flavor on our plates, and as art-lovers why should we have to settle for anything less? We’ve found that going local is at it’s best when it involves the originality of the artists around us. Their works, your walls, more creations, and more artful beauty spread throughout your community. Just think, when you put a piece of art in your space (and a little money in an artist’s pocket), they get to stock up on supplies and get back to the studio. It’s poetic stuff. We want you to be proud of your area code artists, and we’ve come up with a simple way for you to show your support.
Here’s how it works:
- Make sure you update your ARTtwo50 iPad app to version 3.6.
- Then, all you have to do is open the app, and select ‘Local Artists’ under Collections to start explore the art scene near you.
- We’ll show you artists within 100 miles and virtually hang their art right on your wall.
So while we connect artists and buyers from all over the country in the name of art, don’t be afraid to look close to home first. Take our word for it, going local feels good for more reasons than one.
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Keep your community creative and support the efforts of creatives all you. A world without art is no fun, so do your part and make sure it sticks around your neighborhood. Fostering creativity is the first step to progress, because believe it or not scientists aren’t the only innovators…what we really need are the artists!
Encourage a growing art scene by circulating the art from your locale. Whether you’re in a culturally rich city or a know-everyone-by-name town, keeping art at the forefront of our conversations likely means more original art to admire in local coffee shops, hot spots, and schools.
Exercise your power of choice! We love art from anywhere, but if you’ve made it your mission to “keep it local”, we’re giving you that option. Seize the day! And don’t think you have to import the perfect piece for you.
Get it quickly and enjoy the perks of proximity. By the laws of distance, your art just might get to you a day a two sooner when it’s from one of our artists close to you. See it, love it, buy it, hang it, all within a matter of days.
Support your community and help goods and services circulate in your area. Spending within your local economy doesn’t just put money in the hands of those you buy from, but also expands to other businesses around you.
Think globally, act locally. It could just be the next step in making your home and community a more artful place. Be sure to update so you can immediately see the art near you. In the meantime, tell us where you’re from and help us choose what local artists to feature next!