People tend to think that art is out of their reach, that art is something for wealthy celebrities like Leo DiCaprio, who by the way has one of the most impressive art collections you've ever seen. There are the posh art galleries that are "Invite Only" and by the time the doors open, the shows are entirely sold out. That's great for the artists, but not for everyone else. But there is hope. Almost every town has it's lonely artists striving to make it. But people forget that before artists hit it big, they are just like us, trying to make a living. If you want to see art or own art you are going to have to seek it out and you will be glad you did. The big art collectors only buy art when the artist has made it onto the public's radar, but that can be years in the making. If you make a point to go to small galleries and school art shows, you may discover the next big thing all on your own.
You may be asking yourself what's the point of this post? Our friend Mike Mitchell is curating an art show and you should go. There will be loads of different artists there, a regular buffet of talent.
You may not be able to buy an original, but you can probably afford a print. Prints are awesome, they are usually pretty inexpensive, come in standard sizes so you can buy a frame no problem, and then Voila! You now have real art on your wall. People will look at you with all new respect and admiration as a person with fine taste. Do yourself a favor, support the arts where you live or online, bottom line is just get involved. Art is awesome.