Conversation Piece: Art Event Makes Collecting Art Easy and Affordable

August 5, 2014 7:58 PM

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Conversation Piece: Art Event Makes Collecting Art Easy and Affordable

Art enthusiasts know that purchasing a unique piece of artwork comes with a major cost. Unless you're Peter M. Brant, Richard Brown Baker, or even Jay-Z, the chances of you leaving a gallery with a gargantuan new piece for your apartment living room are slim. The truth is that for the average person, visiting a local art show or museum means just admiring the artist's passion, celebrating their creative growth, and maybe searching for some inspiration for your own artistic or personal endeavors. As an art lover and inspiring curator, I can strongly say that certain pieces do indeed speak to me and my life, but never loud enough to spend the big bucks.

When my partner and I did purchase our first piece of artwork it was a great feeling. Luckily for us, it was not that expensive and the artist was so thrilled to sell a piece that he gave us a larger version of his ink drawing at no extra cost. The piece is now a focal point in our dining room and w...

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