With the rise of the Internet came a whole new way that artists and art enthusiasts could connect. We can now find new and emerging art from all around the world in all sorts of different disciplines. To bridge the gap, online art stores have begun to emerge. While some are curated by prestigious galleries or cultural institutions, others accept works from a wide variety of artists. Today, we bring you ten sites that stand out for their distinct style. Check these out to find art that speaks to you or to just discover new artists whose work we guarantee will awaken your creative spirit.
20×200 was started by NY gallery proprietor Jen Bekman who had one mission in mind: to make art available for everyone. The site introduces at least two new edition a week: one photo and one work on paper. Every print is delivered with a numbered certificate of authenticity that is signed by the artist. The smallest print is usually available for $20 and is limited to 200 prints. (Hence, the name.) Recently, 20×200 rolled out a custom framing options for all their prints.
Tip: Be the first one to find out about new editions by signing up to “Jen’s newsletter.” Some of the prints sell out fast, so if you want to scoop up one up before it’s gone, this is how you’ll do it.
If you’re looking to find some of the coolest, currently trending art and illustrations around, stop by Society6. This company works with thousands of artists from around the world, bringing some amazingly creative works to the forefront. With prints generally priced between $20 and $50, Society6 makes it easy for you to start your own art collection.
Tip: If you follow art and culture blogs such as, Cool Hunting, Design Milk, and Flavorpill, you’ll want to check out their curated Society6′s collections. It’s where the people behind those blogs hand-pick their favorite Society6 art and illustrations.
3. Gallery Nucleus
With a focus on exhibition, Gallery Nucleus is both an art gallery and an art store that showcases work from both local artists and those abroad. What sets them nicely apart is that they sell works by contemporary illustrators who’ve been employed at such companies as Pixar and Dreamworks. Look to Gallery Nucleus for a wonderful collection of narrative fine art that often centers around some of their most popular exhibitions like Edward Scissorhands or even Harry Potter!
Tip: Want to buy art for a good cause? Check out their Power in Numbers section to find original artwork at affordable prices. Proceeds from each sale go toward the artists’ chosen charity.
By working with curators from top museums, galleries and cultural institutions, ArtSpace separates itself out from the pack. This newly launched store partners with everyone from the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Guggenheim to the The Studio Museum in Harlem. With art that ranges in price from $200 to $10,000, there’s truly something for everyone.
Tip: Become a member at ArtSpace for free and enjoy benefits such as access to weekly private sales, special member-only pricing and credits toward your own art collection by inviting others to join.
5. Eye Buy Art
Fine art photography at affordable prices? Yes, you can find this at Eye Buy Art. The online art gallery represents some of the most exciting photographers from Canada, the US and the UK who are just coming up in their careers as selected by a jury of professionals. Starting at $25, these limited edition photographic prints are a steal of a deal.
Tip: Two new images are released every two weeks, so sign up for their email newsletter to be the first in the know – even before the news goes public.