What drives the art market today? Is it the artists, the galleries or the collectors of the artwork? Well, let us tackle this question later. The fact remains that the internet has really affected the art market. Today, artists and other dealers can market their works of art from the internet and reach out to many people. It is for this reason that people are not so much interested in visiting the gallery because they can access the works online and decide whether to visit the gallery. To get the magnitude of the art, dealers and artists believe that people must experience it in person. On the contrary, many people do not get this.
Why visit the art gallery?
Imagine walking into the gallery on a rainy day or night and trying to peep through the glass that fog has accumulated on it! Well, no matter how hard you try to wipe the fog away to get a clear view, your view will be obscured which means that you will not get the clear picture of the art. This is what happens when you decide to view artworks from the internet instead of visiting a gallery. My point is that viewing artwork from the internet gives you a different perception from the actual arts in the gallery.
I cannot forget to mention also that visiting an art gallery allows you to meet more friends. I know you are now asking; can’t I meet these friends online? Well, the social media platform does not allow you to meet real people. The gallery is a true social network for meeting the real people.
As if this is not enough, you get to see the arts as they hang which allows you to make the right decision if you are to buy some piece for your home. You could end up buying the wrong piece online due to your altered perception.
Galleries in the west coast
I know you are now interested in knowing some art galleries you could visit to feel the experience. For people living on the west coast or those planning to visit the place, there are a number of art galleries that provide a fascinating experience. These galleries include:
1. Not Quite Gallery
3. Konsthallen Hishult
4. Longwings Atelje och Konstcafe
5. Harp Art Lab
Well, the list is endless so I just mentioned a few of the top galleries you can visit and be sure to have fun.