Opening an art gallery can be a great way to showcase local artists and allow you to have a business that can bring in a reasonable amount of money. The one thing that a lot of art gallery owners have problems with is keeping the business going and having a large grand opening event to get the public interested. When doing a grand opening of an art gallery, your very first step is to advertise months in advance. The whole point of advertising is getting people to know that you are there and are (more…)
After being in love with art your entire life so far, it’s finally time to host your first gallery event. What tips can you take to ensure that it runs smoothly? First, you want to ensure that you have properly advertised. In the moments before the show starts, you do not want to be worrying that no one is going to show up. In fact, it’s smart to ask people to RSVP before the event so that you know how many (more…)
Lots of people think that an art gallery is nothing more than an assembly of paintings and other works all gathered together in one room. While that is certainly one aspect of a gallery, there is so much more that goes into setting one up. You might have seen galleries either in person or on television or the internet if you get your service through places like www.t1internet.net. There is much more involved in setting up a gallery than hanging a few paintings and we have created a short list of tips to help you get your gallery going.
1. Brainstorm – develop a theme that you want to define your gallery. It doesn’t have to be something epic or profound but it should be meaningful to you. This theme will be what unites all your work.
2. Pick and choose – now that you have a theme, go through your works and decide which ones are the best representations of your creativity and talent.
3. Regroup – if the theme you are going for doesn’t quite match the work you have chosen, then think about it. Find a way to make it work through some deeper meaning or try to find a new theme.
4. Venue – find a space to rent out or a museum to host your gallery. The venue should reflect the theme in some way to further enhance your message.
5. Pitch – get the theme and your motivation down on paper and get ready to sell your idea to both the gallery host and the public.
Any aspiring artist, regardless of their artistic style, is generally interested in finding a space to exhibit their art. Unfortunately, not all artists are as savvy at disregarding the law as artists like Bansky, and can’t make the city streets their canvas. As a result, they will have to use some tactics to find a display area that is best suited for them.
The first thing to do is to find an area that speaks to you. (more…)
What do you do when the paintings are painted and the sculptures are sculpted? It is time to promote the artwork. Where to start though is a question that can leave most people feeling overwhelmed. Of course handing out flyers and advertising in the paper is a place to start, but it is not always the most effective.
Fun, creative ideas for marketing will draw in larger crowds and allow you to enjoy yourself, rather then being bored. Consider having some local businesses showcase (more…)
The passion and vocation of the artist is to create a memorable, original, and psychologically charged piece of artwork. It does not matter what medium the artist uses to express their ideas, as long as it has the power to shock; if shock is not the desired aim of the artist, the piece should at least have the strength and gravity to move the viewer is some way. However, art does not end with the artist. How the artwork is hung or placed in the gallery space is just as important as the work itself.
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You’ve gotten to the point where you have your gallery all set up and ready to showcase your work. Now it is time to open the doors and host a fantastic event that will make a splash in your local community. Here are some fun ideas how to make your event the best it can be.
1. Serve appetizers within the color palate of your work.
2. Use light up ice cubes, especially for night events.
3. Present your work (more…)