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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Buy local!

We hear this often buy local, please buy local, support your local community. But do we apply this to buying art? Now this discussion has come up many times over the course of the last few months. Particularly since it is the so called holiday season and we should all be shopping to help bring the economy back to its glory.

But what I have learned is that in reference to buying art we buy it when we travel outside of our local communities. Now I can almost see the collective head nod of "no not me". This is a fact that you wind up in another city see some great work and then snap it up. The reality is you are then back home and don't have the cash to spend on your local artists.

So please buy local art and support all those hard working artists.


  1. franklee@gdygmai....December 15, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    I don't agree at all. Most of us who can save to buy a piece of work want to support all local artists. To capture this in one bucket seems absurd.

  2. Yes, I must admit to having done this. We have to be more cognizant of what buying local actually means and really supporting those who need it.