The Importance of Supporting Artists in Your Community

The Importance of Supporting Artists in Your Community

Art is something many people can relate to. Even if you’re not an artist, buyer, collector, or seller, you can still find meaning in art pieces. The many aspects of the art industry have always provided an escape from life’s trials and troubles.

In times of economic and social downturns, communities have connected with various art forms to regain their identity, individuality, and ideology. It doesn’t take an artist to appreciate the value of art and the culture of a society.

Being an embodiment of real-life emotions, figures, and events, art tends to give meaning to a place, its occupants, and their lifestyles. Art also has the ability to represent the core values of a community and how its people relate to each other. It creates a distinctive image of a society based on its mannerisms, preferences, traditions, and moral values.

Having said that, one cannot ignore the importance of supporting your local art industry. By buying a small artwork made by your community’s aspiring artist or sharing their efforts on social media, you can have a huge collective impact on your society. People often equate supporting art with purchasing expensive artwork from art galleries; however, that’s not the only way. 

Let’s find out why supporting your local artists can have a positive impact on communities.

Reaching New Enthusiasts and Buyers

Selling art is a thing. It generates revenue, exposes your local talent to newer geographies, and increases their chances of getting noticed by reputable artists and art platforms.

A girl painting on a canvas

Even sharing your local artists’ work on your Facebook or Instagram account can accelerate the success of aspiring artists. Social media has a global reach and is powerful enough to make a local artist popular across the globe. Some effective ways to support your local artists on social media include:

  • Creating a page to share their art pieces
  • Share their work on Instagram communities
  • Expose them to funders and investors via art investment platforms
  • Make them aware of utilizing NFT art sales
  • Give them the opportunity to exhibit their work in art galleries, such as the Distinction Gallery, to reach more art lovers and buyers

Makes Communities Richer

Art is extremely rewarding in terms of monetary return. By supporting your local artists, you motivate them to work more and create beautiful art pieces that can sell. Moreover, enriching artists with ways to sells their art also attracts funders and investors.

Initiate artist-driven platforms like education and training courses, exhibitions and competitions, and creative expression layouts for better place-making for artists and their work.

Supporting your local artist community will also:

  • Offer them a social boost by reducing recidivism and challenging them with meaningful evaluations.
  • Boost awareness regarding attention-worthy events and happenings via art pieces.
  • Generate employment opportunities by polishing their creative skills of local artists.
  • Drive revenue in the local tourism industry.

Supporting local artists makes a community financially and culturally richer and more valuable. If you’re looking to support local artists in UK or FLCA, buy original artwork at the Distinction Gallery.

We’re a leading art exhibitionist offering a wide range of oil paintings, acrylic paintings, and western art pieces for sale, among many others. You can find stunning art pieces created by aspiring artists such as Gabe Leonard, Kelly Vivanco, Jon Jaylo,  Ross Jaylo, Jana Brike, Justin Bua, Scott Rohlfs, Valency Genis, and many more.

Contact us at 760.707.2770 or check out our inventory here.

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